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Friday, February 4, 2011

Melding of Music and Birdsong

Cactus Wren

I was just encouraged by the owner of my local Audobon Shop to mosey over to ornitholigist and birdsong lover Lang Elliot's blog, at The Music of Nature.  I have never heard a piece of music so beautifully mimicing a bird, and so lovingly transcribed.  It is just lovely... click on the link and have a listen yourself.  You will be hooked!
Road Runner

Songbird #1:  Robin
The Cactus Wren, above, was the first bird portrait I ever made, more than 3 years ago now.  Lang has also captured that beautiful voice on another post in the San Antonio Texas Chaparal Wildlife Management Area.  You can also hear the Road Runner in that recording, as well as many other birds I've not yet worked on.  Although these are older pieces, they still capture the essence of the bird with the fabric - which incidentally, is what Lang is doing with his recordings.  Now I just have to find a way to get the actual bird's transcribed song into the background of the piece, as I did with the Mozart on my recent Robin.

1 comment:

Wen Redmond said...

These are lovely. I think there is a call for entry at the Brush Gallery in Lowell, MA, related to birds.

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