Announce ‘ONE’ performances at The Hive at Kew Gardens
Listen to ‘The Hive’:
“a transcendental drone symphony between man and bee that is surely one of the year’s most beguiling offerings.” The Guardian
Having wowed audiences with their immersive, ambient soundscapes at Glastonbury, Blue Dot and Caught By The River festivals, BE have announced two very special dates at Kew Gardens this September. The collective will be performing the acclaimed album ‘ONE‘ (one of The Guardian and The Quietus’ ‘Albums of 2016 – So Far’), within artist Wolfgang Buttress’s multi-award winning sculptural installation, The Hive, which was the initial inspiration for the musical project.
There will be two performances on each day, details are as follows:
4th September – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury (ticket link)
The multi-award winning beehive installation, The Hive, features 1,000 LED lights and soundscape linked by sensors to a living beehive. Conceived as the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo and designed in collaboration with BDP and Simmonds Studio, The Hive is the first ever British Pavilion to be reused and brought back home, and is currently situated within the stunning landscape of Kew Gardens.
Towering 17 metres high and twisting out of the ground in a shape suggestive of a swarm of bees this magnificent, ever changing space stands as a visual symbol of the pollinators’ role in feeding humanity and the challenges facing bees today. Illuminating talks, tours, activities and films will fill the Gardens, showing visitors how they can make a difference.
Wolfgang Buttress, artist and designer of The Hive says:
“It’s fantastic to watch The Hive coming back to life at Kew. The Gardens offer the perfect environment to host this multi-sensory experience that integrates art, science and landscape architecture.”
Praise for BE’s ONE
“A meditative mind-meld of man and insect” Uncut
“Superior waggle dance music” Mojo 4*
“A genuinely immersive experience” 4* The Guardian
(live review from Nottingham Arts Theatre)
“ONE – not just a great record, but a statement on modern life itself” Tim Jonze, The Guardian
“absolutely wonderful” Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6Music
“the music rose up and seemed to come straight from the core of the earth itself. Loud, hypnotic, and constant, it hits you right in the belly – an amazing experiment that aims to reconnect us with our very-important-for-life friends” Huck (live review from Sonos Studio, London)