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Friday, April 05, 2013

Remixing Bird Songs

The following piece was on NPR's program "Soundcheck" yesterday:

New Rite of Spring From 'Studio 360'
Host Kurt Andersen joins Soundcheck with a short list from the ‘Remixing Spring’ project.
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Spring is officially here, but for one of our sister programs at WNYC, the season started a little bit early. Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recently embarked on a listener challenge called “Remixing Spring.” The show posted twelve bird songs taken from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which recently completed digitizing its collection of 150,000 animal sounds. Listeners were tasked with taking those clips and making an original composition from them. Over one hundred people participated.

Before the show announces the winner this weekend, Andersen visits Soundcheck to name his short list of entries. The winner will be announced this weekend.

Of the finalists, I especially like this piece because it includes my favorite bird song, the Bobolink:

Click here for full "Remixing Spring' Playlist

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