Chansons and Chance: Bird music at the Barbican, London

by | Mar 22, 2010 | Blog, Memoir | 0 comments

The definition of music I learned at 13 – “organised sound” – is still the one I like best. Here’s a clip promoting an installation at London’s Barbican in which a flock of zebra finches go about their daily activities in a purpose-built aviary in which electric guitars and other sound-producing objects have been placed. The birds’ random movements within the acoustic environment result in some impressive music, at least to this pair of ears.

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