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.”