Sunday, 20 January 2013

S*** music: literally.

A piece of music that was composed by waiting for bits of bird droppings to drop on giant sheets of manuscript paper is to be premiered later.



The idea came from artist Kerry Morrison, who laid the sheets of manuscript paper in parks in Liverpool, and composer John Hering has transformed these 'notes' into a full score. The 20-minute long piece is said to represent the role birds play in the environment, and is to be performed at the Tate Liverpool Art Gallery.

John Hering was asked to remain faithful to the original artwork, using the notes in the order it appeared. Sound artist Hemut Lemke also had some input in the work, incorporating bird song and other sounds of park life.

For more info: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/music-and-live-performance/our-liverpool-landscape-bird-sheet-music-movement

If you're around Liverpool maybe check it out!

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