Dawn Chorus a four minute extract of located bird sounds, originally recorded over five hours from the first call at day break. The time of day and location created an environment which eliminated the acoustic interruption from road traffic and other sounds generated from an urban environment.

The work was presented as an interactive sound installation encased within the form of a Dodecahedron. It was exhibited in a group show titled Wonderland at Eastleigh Museum, Hampshire (Jan-Feb 2020). The scale, position of two meters in height within the gallery and aesthetics of the work alludes to the indication of a bird-box. The bird sounds emanate from the work when a person enters into or moves within the gallery space.

Materials: reclaimed plywood, electronics, located sound

© Tony Spencer 2020