Dawn Chorus
installed at the Old House Museum for the Bakewell Festival

photo by David Gilbert photo by David Gilbert

Dawn Chorus is a sound piece in which urban noises are transformed into birdsong. The artist takes field recordings of urban sounds, such as traffic and building sites, and uses them as the input for music recognition software, using the midi bird tweet setting. The sounds emanate from small boxes, which intermittently play ten second bursts of ‘birdsong’. These nesting boxes hint at attempts to reintroduce something lost, resonating with the eclectic social history collection of the Old House Museum.
Dawn Chorus was comissioned for Art Sheffield 03, and was first installed at the Sheffield Winter Gardens.

photo by David Gilbert photo by David Gilbert
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