Imagine 14 humans, each in its ‘natural habitat’ (taxi, bath-tub, kitchen), sounding (and looking) like Northumbrian birds. The sound is all human, the speed is all bird:
Here’s how the artist, Marcus Coates, turned birdsong into human sound and back again:
Which just goes to show what a difference speed can make to sound when you sing.
By the way – I was just editing a post on Amy Winehouse’s song You Know I’m no Good. Amy’s song came out in 2007, which is the year Marcus Coates’ made his Dawn Chorus. Watching his video gives you an idea of how the rest of Britain looked and lived, as Amy Winehouse became famous on the radio.
© Sing Better English, 2015