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I'm co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Saturday 31 December 2011

Writing Music the Starling Way

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


  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...


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

  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 ... ?)

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

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

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