Recorded in the Coyote Gulch canyons of Utah, Echolocations: Canyon is first in a series of short films and recordings which document site specific compositions performed by Andrew Bird and filmed by Tyler Manson in exceptional natural and urban environments. Bird says:
"Ever since I was a child I would test different spaces with my voice or whistle or violin. Whatever sound you make it's like a giant limb that can reach beyond your fingers and grope the corners of the room. Now when I'm on tour playing a different theater every night we "tune" the room, hunting down the bass traps and the standing waves to give the listener the most even and wide spectrum of sound. There are certain frequencies that resonate while others are lifeless. Sometimes the room refuses to yield and I have to consider playing different songs that will work in that room. It's a challenge but I enjoy the moments when I must yield to the environment. So I thought it would be interesting to take all this outside where the reflections off the landscape are triggering countless inferences and steering the conversation."
The new composition will also be featured in Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller's "Sonic Arboretum" at the The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from February 4th-May 10th. More information can be found at http://www.icaboston.org
Coming Soon for Echolocations:
You can order Echolocations: Canyon now via Andrew Bird's WEBSTORE: http://bit.ly/1C1dIrH
or on ITUNES: http://apple.co/1th0Mug