Recording Sounds From Birds

I am compelled to share with you the latest work of a colleague at Bronx Community College. Jeff teaches in the Art and Department and just this week he wrote a piece, “ of New York: A Soundscape”, on the New York Times. The article features his latest installation at Columbia University’s Chapel, the orchestration of the recordings of birds’ sounds. His attraction to these began when he was student at Columbia University and the idea of replicating it was a project that had been twirling in his mind for quite some time. But more than that, claims that he always felt that is not just made inside a room, but that there is a lot of musicality in the natural environment, “Flight and music both represent freedom from earthbound restraint. But music is even more intangible; music is made of the air, the medium of flight, the ether between us. Music is made of the sky.” He began with an installation that features the sounds of 102 species of which were made available by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which has the largest collection. After a masterful “manipulation” of these sounds, was able to achieve “a kind of spatial chamber music as performed by virtuosos and sung by some of the world’s greatest sopranos.”

Here is the link to this wonderful piece of music, art, and composition.

Have you ever recorded of or any other sound found in nature? If so please post your work on the comment feature.

BirdSource: http://healingbirdsounds.blogspot.it/

 

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