The Bird Fancyer’s Delight – a BBC documentary exploring the use of trained birds as primordial, feathered music ‘recorders’, centuries before the invention of the ipod, vinyl record or phonograph. This collaboration with producer Neil McCarthy was first broadcast on 9 July 2011.

Listen to the documentary The Bird Fancyer’s Delight on BBC iPlayer

Read my background notes, including archive transcriptions on training your bird.

 

Listen to the Birds

Listen to the Birds
Artwork by Ian Hodgson

Guest appearance on Moon Wiring Club’s album Today Bread, Tomorrow Secrets. On this 2012 album, Ian Hodgson (aka Moon Wiring Club) sampled and fragmented my bird-inspired music and extemporisations.