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Bird Whale Bug: Why Make Music With Nature?

Wednesday 17 May 2017
11am - 1pm, public lecture
1pm - 1.50pm, lunchtime recital

Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University
Free | Booking required
About the Show
Musician, composer and writer David Rothenberg has long been interested in the musicality of sounds made by inhabitants of the animal world. He has jammed live with lyrebirds, broadcast his clarinet underwater for humpback whales, and covered himself in thirteen-year cicadas to wail away inside a wash of white noise.

In this lecture and performance double-bill, Rothenberg presents a musical trajectory through several of his favorite species, revealing their distinct and evolved aesthetic senses in an attempt to show that music can reach across species lines, from human to animal, and back. Creatures whose musical worlds we will enter include the nightingale, humpback whale, three-humped treehopper, snowy tree cricket, seventeen-year cicada, white-crested laughing thrush, superb lyrebird, European marsh warbler, lesser water boatman and the mountain pine bark beetle.

He will discuss his current work playing music live with nightingales, which he is doing this May in southeastern England.

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