Wolfgang Buttress has been chosen to represent the UK and build a pavilion under the theme “feeding the planet”. He has decided to base his structure around the honeybee, with the pavilion winning a gold medal at the Milan 2015 Expo.
To accompany this he has also made an album using the sounds from a colony of honeybees, accompanied by a guitar, harmonica and autoharp played by a few members of Spiritualized.
You can listen to one of the tracks on Soundcloud here.
Some of the noises a honeybee makes will surprise you – from buzzes to quacks, and they are all featured throughout the album. The 4 tracks will be played live on stage in Nottingham next week, accompanied on stage by a live colony from which the noises will be sampled and added in as they play.