Thursday, March 11, 2010

Zebra finches and a Les Paul (WN0029)

Came across this gem of an artistic idea today via The Guardian - an art installation with zebra finches alighting on the fretboard of a pugged-in, switched-on Les Paul. Delicately natural grunge. The installation was assembled by French sonic artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. It's currently being shown at London's Barbican.

As the gallery says:
As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a random and captivating soundscape.
I'm unlikely to be able to make it along there myself, but the above video gives a delightful flavour of the experience. And yes, The Guardian has already used the 'rock chick' gag...

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