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The conference of the birds

Chattering birdsong today from Beihai Park in Beijing, China, as recorded by Mark Wilden.

The sound has been given a rather special treatment by Oxford-based artist Richard Watts, who writes:

“The inspiration for this piece came from a work by Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar called ‘The conference of the birds’.

“I used samples of the various birds calls, some of which I slowed or reversed.

“The background ‘pad’ sound is a very slowed sample of the original recording put through various effects.”

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