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Aye-aye | Songs For Unusual Creatures | Pilot episode

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Published on Jan 14, 2013

This is the pilot episode for the series that is now here: http://www.youtube.com/user/unusualcr...

More Unusual Creatures fun at http://www.unusualcreatures.com

Michael Hearst's SONGS FOR UNUSUAL CREATURES
Earth's strangest animals and the music they inspire.

Earth's most peculiar animals paired with Earth's most peculiar music. This episode features the "Aye-aye," a nocturnal lemur from Madagascar, and the Kronos Quartet.

Credits: Shot and edited by Joe Beshenkovsky. Written by Joe Beshenkovsky and Michael Hearst. Art direction by Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright of Elasticbrand.
Background: The concept for this show stems from the book Unusual Creatures and the album Songs For Unusual Creatures, by Michael Hearst.

Unusual Creatures (book, Chronicle Kids, 2012) -- Featuring 50 of Earth's strangest animals, complete with facts, humor, illustrations, maps, scientific info, and quizzes.

Songs For Unusual Creatures (CD, Urban Geek Records, 2012) -- An album of instrumental songs inspired by some of Earth's most peculiar animals: dugong, aye-aye, magnapinna squid, Chinese giant salamander, blue-footed booby, elephant shrew, tardigrade, etc. The album features guests musicians, including Kronos Quartet, The Microscopic Septet, Margaret Leng Tan, the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots;
and also features some of the strangest musical instruments on the planet: daxophone, theremin, claviola, stylophone, glass armonica, tubax.


Official website: http://www.unusualcreatures.com

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