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Secret Life of Bird Calls

Posted 12 years, 2 months ago    2 comments

Interesting programme on National Radio on Saturday - if you missed it you can still listen to it online -

Secret Life of Bird Calls
The first songs that echoed across this land came from birds. In The Secret Life of Bird Calls, Robin Nathan looks at the relationship between bird calls and music. Guests include unsung hero of the 'bird world' Les B. McPherson who has amassed an archive of over 12,000 recorded bird calls, composer Dame Gillian Whitehead who has incorporated bird sounds in her music in various ways, and Associate Professor Ben Bell, an ecologist from the Bioacoustics Research Lab at Victoria University. 27 Novemebr 2010. (duration: 17′24″)

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/musicfeatures/20101127#LIsten here


Gerard Kelly
12 years, 2 months ago
Thanks Katherine, very intersting an dunfortunately I missed this on Saturday so great to get link and listen. Sean has been playing violin this year and one afternoon serenaded a tui in our kowhai!
12 years ago
Hi there, my name is Morgan Williams, I produce the Breakky show at Christchurch's RDU 98.5FM.
I'm trying to get hold of Robin Nathan to have a chat about bird calls in music and wondering if you might be able to point me in the right direction? I know our listeners would love to hear more on this topic.

Thank you heaps
021 935 093

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