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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