Birdsong: An Evening Chorus, with Andy Holden, Peter Holden and David Rothenberg

Birdsong, evening chorus6:00 – 7:30pm, Wednesday 24th May 2017
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
£8/£6 + VAT

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Artist Andy Holden and his father, the ornithologist Peter Holden will give an interactive musical talk, exploring both the art and the science of birdsong with the help of live sound performance, moving images and archival footage. The second part of the evening will consist of a performance by the composer, jazz clarinetist and Distinguished Professor of Music and Philosophy, David Rothenberg (Why Birds Sing, 2005; Berlin Bülbül, 2016). Professor Rothenberg specialises in the relationship between art and the natural world, and his performance will emulate the rapturous rhythms of birdsong.