Saturday, 31 December 2011

Writing Music the Starling Way

Darkling starlings singing out the Old Year at New Passage on the River Severn ... 











5 comments:

  1. quick, the notes are escaping! -reminds me of the trombonist on the Today programme yesterday morning. Bet he could interpret a starling flock interestingly...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9669000/9669565.stm

    your pics came out very well, and rather better than mine!

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  2. I love the ones where they are scattered over the stave. (Pity it wasn't five wires.)

    Must be the first time I got better pics than you! (Which reminds me - the Dancing Tomb of Dundry ... ?)

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  3. Great pics! Messiaen was into this, I think. Then John Cage and his flock. But these look like the originals.

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  4. Need to find a musician who will play it now! :-) Whirry percussion, I think.

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  5. Yes! I'm hearing Cesar Franck at the organ, Messiaen pumping. And a percussionist whose name is...escaping me now.

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