a blog about culture, sound, music, and technology.
updated occasionally by Nick Seaver.
Bird cage with real birds and 2 real vertical pianos – when birds jump on the aluminium straw they play piano notes, robert gligorovs.
Because it’s Wednesday. (click through if you can’t see the videos.)
Yvonne Loriod playing “Le Moqueur Polyglotte” (The Mockingbird) from Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux étoiles. RIP.
(Part 2 here.)
British artist Marcus Coates made videos of people singing along to slowed-down birdsong in ordinary human habitats. Then he sped the videos back up to pitch.
The installation of Coates’ videos, “Dawn Chorus,” puts them scattered around a room, creating a weird morning songbird sonic environment.
And the birds tag just keeps getting better and better.
(via Daniel Stephen Johnson)
Yessss, more media related to this exhibit! More birds here.
[I’m still in the thesis trenches, to emerge…eventually]
(via Networked Music Review)
(via Unquiet Thoughts)
p.s. a friend of mine made this mashup
update: Tumblr isn’t playing nice with the embed code (keeps working and then suddenly just displaying the raw html), so you’ll have to click to the link to see it!
auuuugh I love it