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I’ve always had a strange relationship with birds (Or, why I never wanted to be a scientist)
Sound collage (across two parts) for ArtSpeak Radio Digest – Summer, 2020 – Vancouver Co-op Radio, 100.5FM

I was invited by Artspeak to create two new sound works for Artspeak Radio Digest  – an expanded approach to their publishing program.

Birds appear in my work a lot. They’re often looming overhead. Generally, they’re flat, two-dimensional, and only visible from one plane. Once, at an artist talk, someone asked me about the birds that appear in my work — I answered something about how I have a bit of a strange relationship with them –  I remember people laughing at that. But, I didn’t mean it as a joke.



Sound Sources & Resources Included [in no particular order]:

Field recordings – captured in Edmonton throughout June and July, 2020

Bird song identifier – https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/bird-songs/what-bird-is-that/

Bird Sounds – https://www.bird-sounds.net

North America has lost 3 billion birds since 1970 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQdG8O4ObSw

North America has lost 3 billion birds since 1970 [text] – https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bird-population-decline-1.5288454

Identifying Birds in your own Backyard- WONDERFUL FOOTAGE of Over 50 types of birds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-p-VFuUT0

Amazing! Bird Sounds From The Lyre Bird – David Attenborough – BBC Wildlife – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y

A third of birds in North America threatened with extinction – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEpCwSn-Nis

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden-Tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH0425VzERs

15 BIRDS and BIRD SONGS for BEGINNERS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHnzqKfxSQw

Carl Sagan – Cosmos – Traveling – Speed of Light – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPoGVP-wZv8

Mallard duck CallSongSound – ChirpingSinging Birds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGosF4rV6Bc

Duck Sounds – Curious ducks talking – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDgGMInTqTo

SoundWavesAn_edit – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=SoundWavesAn_edit

The Birds That Have Lived for 44 Million Years Africa BBC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTT8Lxjh0Cg

Drone program used to track protesters in Minneapolis l ABC News – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ3fU2pFGE8

Meet The Smallest Bird On Earth – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRw3zaV5ynE

Hummingbird in a Rain Storm Hostile Planet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me3U7adrQOY
Carl Sagan Explains the Doppler Effect -1980-.mp4 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igl_lSlP9u4

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Whose line – What are you trying to say – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2uD81BD8OI

These New Drones Could Revolutionize Surveillance – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NogVSeXNOWs

NASCAR doesn-t like the Doppler effect – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0yy97brmB0

Hummingbirds Jewelled Messengers w Sir David Attenborough – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI41xRQiNNI

Drone security system watches over home from above – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrRGMvdq5q0

Armed drones coming to Canadian military – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owo-xNzInSA

Is Canada ready for armed drones – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jjr_X0TsRU

The Language of Birds – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X5WMu_oJnQ

I can-t believe what I-m hearing – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6xiUvyb-So

what are you trying to say – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2uD81BD8OI

How Does An Owl-s Hearing Work Super Powered Owls BBC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SI73-Ka51E

List of recently extinct bird species – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recently_extinct_bird_species

Cornell Lab of Ornithology – https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/

Avibase Bird Checklist – https://avibase.bsc-eoc.org

Birds Canada – common birds in Edmonton

chris cooper bird watching video – https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/news/video/racist-park-encounter-chris-cooper-takes-us-birding-71290194