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Artist composes music from bird droppings

Posted on Tuesday, 22 January, 2013 | Comment icon 9 comments


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A new project has turned something as mundane as bird droppings in to a musical work of art.

To create the unorthodox composition, artist Kerry Morrison laid large sheets of manuscript paper out on the ground in various parks and then waited for the birds to add their contributions. Once this was done the sheets were collected up and composer Jon Hering turned the result in to an actual musical score. The creation is being hailed as a representation of the role birds play in the environment.

"They play a massive part in the ecosystem of the city through their droppings - they disperse seeds, also their droppings help the enrichment of the soil, so we get fertiliser," said Morrison. "The whole thing about looking at detritus and waste tends to be quite negative. People think it's mucky or horrible, but of course it's critical to life on earth."

"A piece of music that was composed by waiting for bird droppings to fall onto giant sheets of manuscript paper has received its premiere."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Coffey on 22 January, 2013, 14:36
I think this was posted a few months back? I might be wrong I'm sure I read this before and everyone laughed at it etc. lol
Comment icon #2 Posted by wimfloppp on 22 January, 2013, 16:35
Very clever.If they come in my garden they will find enough pooo for an orchestra
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 22 January, 2013, 17:39
I guess creative, artistic expression has no boundaries(nor should it, I suppose) But I would be careful... can't one, maybe, get some weird disease from wild bird poop?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Rlyeh on 22 January, 2013, 17:52
What a crappy artist.
Comment icon #5 Posted by little_dreamer on 23 January, 2013, 1:40
The music probably sounds really crappy too.
Comment icon #6 Posted by csspwns on 23 January, 2013, 3:01
can we hear the music?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Medium Brown on 23 January, 2013, 18:20
Who's to say the composer wasn't white as a sheet!
Comment icon #8 Posted by pepperpotts on 16 July, 2013, 2:30
No Doubt They play a massive part in the ecosystem of the city through their droppings. Kyle Leon Scam
Comment icon #9 Posted by some new guy on 16 July, 2013, 3:06
birds play an electric guitar.... BEST - Ron


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