Radio Cegeste - The New Zealand Storm Petrel

from by Seaworthy and Radio Cegeste



''The Petrels’ breeding place on Little Barrier Island has only been discovered this year, via radio transmitter tracking, by ornithologists from the University of Auckland. The call of this bird hasn’t yet been recorded, so I had no reference for it. It remains at the time of writing intriguingly aligned with the unheard and the unknown, the unlanguaged ocean. In the piece, I wanted to evoke the sounds of the earliest field recordings of birds, before the tape recorder was invented, and to think about these as models of how to evoke an indistinct, barely audible signal, coming back to our ears from 150 years ago." Sally Ann McIntyre, Dunedin, New Zealand.


from Birds of a Feather 9​-​10, released December 20, 2013



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