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Dawn Chorus — Human voiced bird songs

Posted by mikedaum on July 26th, 2007

Artist Marcus Coates latest piece “Dawn Chorus” features humans singing the morning songs of birds.  Coates first records the birdsongs and slows them down so that the songs are voiced in the human vocal range.  He plays these songs to human singers, and tapes them as they sing the songs they hear.  Then he speeds up the sound and video to place the human recording back into the vocal range of the bird.  The results are stunning: I’d love to try it.