city birds
airspace gallery, stoke-on-trent uk and atelier sangatsu japan 2015

New work commissioned by AirSpace Gallery included in the Indefinable Cities exhibition in spring 2015. When on show in AirSpace Gallery Indefinable Cites featured the work of 6 artists.
City Birds was exhibited in a solo show at atelier Sangatsu, Osaka Japan in summer 2015.

I made a series of field recordings of birds singing over the constant traffic noise in Preston city centre. Each sound recording is accompanied by a drawing revealing the location, date, time, weather and species of bird.

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Melody 1
(Thrush)
Pencil and text on paper 2015
Listen to the field recording (best with headphones)
duration 3.12 mins

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Melody 2
(Robin)
Pencil and text on paper 2015
Listen to the field recording (best with headphones)
duration 2.05 mins

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Melody 3
(Woodpigeon)
Pencil and text on paper 2015
Listen to the field recording (best with headphones)
duration 3.46 mins

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Melody 4
(Blackbird)
Pencil and text on paper 2015
Listen to the field recording (best with headphones)
duration 12.01 mins

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Installation views of AirSpace Gallery

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Installation view of Melody 4 sited in the gallery Bird Yarden, viewable
via
Bird Cage Walk

AirSpace Gallery

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