Birds to Perform New Guitar Numbers

No, that's not a typo and this is nothing to do with the classic 60s rock band. London gallery and performing arts centre the Barbican is hosting a new work by French "composer" Celeste Boursier-Mougenot in which dozens of zebra finches create improvised compositions by landing and perching on strategically placed electric guitars. Titled the Curve, Boursier-Mougenot's latest installation takes the form of a walk-through aviary, hence the finches' reaction to the visitors becomes itself part of the exhibit. In an interview with the BBC, the composer hinted that his next work will probably involve shoals of goldfish in a tank, and will most likely not be a walk-through (Barbican Centre).

     Posted By: Dumbfounded - Thu Feb 25, 2010
     Category: Animals | Art | Performance Art | Music

Do they do requests? If so I'll have Lynard Skynyrd's Free Bird or anything by the Black Crows.
Posted by Dumbfounded on 02/25/10 at 05:40 PM
After watching the video my only thought was "I wonder what it would sound like if you hung a couple of hummingbird feeders on a theremin?"

Now I can never die happy until I find out! :down:
Posted by Dumbfounded on 02/25/10 at 05:59 PM
i like fintches they are cute little birds. you would think the guitar noise would scare them though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/10 at 06:01 PM
go old school- when the red red robin comes bob bob bobin' along!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/25/10 at 07:55 PM
more old school - When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano (I only know of this song because of an old bugs bunny cartoon I saw when I was little. Don't say cartoons never teach kids anything!)
Posted by Nethie on 02/25/10 at 08:32 PM
This is awesome (and the birds play pretty well), but all I could think when I was watching the bird trying to pull the twig out from under the strings was that if one of those strings broke the bird probably wouldn't be able to continue his career...
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 02/25/10 at 08:59 PM
La pollution sonore!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/26/10 at 01:12 AM
How about The Tennessee Bird Walk?

Here's the link for the musically challenged:

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/26/10 at 11:16 AM
that's cute expat. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/26/10 at 10:51 PM
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