This music is for the birds.
January 18, 2010 8:47 AM Subscribe
posted by googly (55 comments total)
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: some of the best angular, atonal, postpunk, improvisational guitar I've heard in a while.
For his recent installation "Rhythms of Life," at the Barbican Art Gallery
in London, French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
created a walk-through aviary for a flock of zebra finches, and furnished them with electric guitars and other instruments The rest is improv history.
Visitors have uploaded videos from this and other exhibitions as well:
- A restrained solo improv, followed by a short duet
- Some tuning up
- And my personal favorite, a bit of ambience
Which raises the inevitable question: Who is a better improviser? Seed-eating songbirds, or legendary Japanese noise guitarist K.K. Null