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 Abandon Normal Devices 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.