The Hive \\ bluedot festival

After premiering at AND Festival 2017, we are excited to announce that The Hive returns to be part of bluedot festival‘s 2018 art programme.

Resembling a suspended organic hive structure, The Hive is a larger-than-life resonator, with vibrating chimes for visitors to interact with, creating new compositions. This bespoke, sculptural musical instrument is made from parts of Gamelan bars, a form of percussive Indonesian music using gongs and xylophone-type instruments. The Hive was originally created in response the natural sounds found in Peak Cavern, Castleton – as part of AND Festival 2017.

The Hive by Ikbal Lubys & Tony Maryana in collaboration with Laurie Crombie. Commissioned and produced by Abandon Normal Devices. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and British Council, Indonesia.

The Hive was originally part of Listening to the Dark strand at AND Festival 2017.

Event info:

  • Fri 20th — Sun 22nd Jul 2018
  • bluedot festival

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