13 Sep 2009

Pestival Broadcasts

From bee hives in the back of cabs to discussions on the oozing fat from a queen termite's head, the Pestival covered everything from the practical to the amazing in the insect world.


The Resonance Radio Orchestra performed each night on stage in the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer, sound art on the theme of insect life.

We also had several broadcasts on, as pictured above. Notice the small gaggle of insect children at the front of the stage huddling around our talk of rituals involving termites.

With me are artist Bob & Roberta Smith, Professor Scott Turner builder of the termite pavilion and Mark Carnel from the Museum of Technology at UCL, who was running the Insect Detective Tent on the southbank for the whole weekend.

To hear the broadcast click on Granny Earmore here.