Noisy Swans Piece 2018

Noisy Swans

performed during an artist residency on Örö Linnake Finland, 11/2018

This piece is dedicated to the Whopper swan, Finnish national bird. I performed the piece on a quiet day, no wind on the performance site. At times, a hum could be heard in the distance, probably from the nearby radar. The swans started calling soon after I had begun making my own noises. Some individuals flew across the performance site, sounding out. A large flock of birds gathered in a peaceful bay nearby and continued their communication, long after sunset.

I had fun doing some processing with the sounds. I think the swans would like it that way, too.