This Sunday January 26th, Lisa Shonberg joins us to celebrate the release of her book, The Hylaeus Project**, at Sunview. Aidan Koch will join her via Skype for an artist talk, and they will share photos, stories, and sounds from their expedition. Book release at 6, members dinner at 8:30, & with any luck bee sounds thereafter till midnight.
Cheers & hope to see you--
** (published by Publication Studio/Jank Editions, with illustrations by Aidan Koch)
Lisa Schonberg is a drummer, writer and artist with a background in entomology. Seven years ago she co-authored petitions to the US Fish & Wildlife Service to list several native species of Hawaiian bees as endangered. Last year Lisa spent a month visiting sites in Hawaii documenting these rare bees and their habitats. Lisa brought along illustrator Aidan Koch to help evolve her connection to this study site into a full scale, multidisciplinary exposition. This trip resulted in a 250-page publication that includes writing, interviews and illustrations. Lisa also composed a new set of compositions based on the soundscapes in the habitats they visited, and these were recently premiered by her evolving collaboration, Secret Drum Band, in Portland.
Recent press on The Hylaeus Project: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/01/a_bugs_life_north_portland_mus.html