Birds Flight Records

Alexander Morozov
Dec 25, 2013 4:11PM

From autumn 2011 I register the birds' travel with indian ink and a drawing pen. Since that time I've collected over 30 sheets of drawing made in different seasons and different time. These 10-minute observations during which I record the birds' motion paths should lay the basis for a music piece. 

While drawing I often imagined how this may sound. Different motion paths correspond with musical phrases; they make the metre – from one edge of the sheet to the other. The rhythm, the tone pitch, the sound timbre and other parameters of the musical language can be read from the birds' position in the time scale even before the drawing is set to music. We can hear their sound by programming the time and position relations, but a better thing to do would be to notate it and play.

Alexander Morozov
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