Accompaniment for a Breeze

MIT_Bruyninckx_figure 2.1Inspired by the musical notations of birdsong that field naturalists composed at the beginning of the 20th century and featured in my dissertation, artist Oscar Santillan produced a wonderful performance in an abandonded park. Five musicians (on oboe, horn, violin, clarinet and cello), hidden in the wilderness, interpret a composition that is based on a transcription of the sounds of elusive birds that once populated the area.