11 Dec 2010

Birdphex Twin

Birds tweet beautiful melodies, but they sing them too fast for us to hear properly. I slowed down some audio of birds tweeting that I accidentally recorded in my back garden to discover a lovely, simple, catchy melody hidden within. I don't know what type of bird it was, but it was singing the same melody over and over again, altering the pattern slightly each time. I slowed it down even further to find a haunting ambient drone. Whilst it is true that you can slow down almost any sound to get a haunting ambient soundscape, there is no denying the melody, that sounds almost too familiar, too coherent to be coming from a bird.