BE Play Live at St Mary's Church Nottingham

At St Mary's Church, Lace Market, Nottingham on 16th and 17th December 2016, BE will play their critically acclaimed album ONE plus preview new material recorded with the Nottingham honey bees and St Mary's Church Choir and organ. The sounds and vibrations from over 40,000 honey bees will be live streamed into St Mary's from a local beehive in Brackenhurst, Nottinghamshire. The renowned St Mary's Church Choir will be accompanying BE throughout the performance. A state of the art 3D surround sound system has been commissioned for these performances, visual imagery from The Hive at Kew will be projected onto the musicians and the church.

Wolfgang Buttress is working with renowned perfumiers and candle makers Haeckels to create an installation which will illuminate the performance and fill the space with the smell and essence of the church gardens. These special limited edition candles will be available from Haeckels and from St Mary's Church, Lace Market Nottingham. More BE information can be found on the BE website;

A Conversation with Artist Wolfgang Buttress and Acoustic Set by 'BE'

Aesop presents 'A Conversation with Wolfgang Buttress' at Rough Trade Nottingham. Followed by an acoustic set from the critically acclaimed BE who created the soundscape for the Hive. 

Also showing is a site specific installation called Swarm, shown below, by Joy and Wolfgang Buttress on floor 1.5 at Rough Trade. 

Date 26th November 2016
Time Talk 3pm Acoustic Set 4pm
Venue Rough Trade, 5 Broad Street, Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 3AJ



Limited Edition Artworks/Scratch Cards of Blue Lullaby

Limited edition hand finished artworks will be available for purchase when BE play live in The Hive at Kew Gardens next week. The scratch cards take inspiration from the new single 'Blue Lullaby' by BE and contain a download link to the single which is available now at Caught by the River.

BE play live in the award winning sculpture The Hive designed by Wolfgang Buttress, on 28th and 29th September 2016. More information can be found here, tickets are available here.

New Single 'Blue Lullaby' by BE

The new single ‘Blue Lullaby’ incorporates previously unheard vibrational signals from the European honey bee, These signals are derived from fellow collaborator Dr. Martin Bencsik’s ground breaking research into how bees communicate. The haunting signals you can hear within the track are believed to be female worker bees ‘talking’ to the unborn larvae to guide them in their future roles within the beehive.

This new musical composition takes the listener on a reflective journey, making connections to the changing seasons of life and man’s relationship with nature. The music is both melancholic and uplifting. The honey bee is in crisis; we as man are responsible – but hope is suggested. Referencing the sixteenth century Coventry Carol both musically and lyrically, it is a seasonal song evoking a communal atmosphere.