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All Songs Thought of : NPR

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All Songs Thought of : NPR
All Songs Thought of : NPR

One of many unique artworks created for the Birdsong Undertaking

Amy Tan/Courtesy of The Birdsong Undertaking


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Amy Tan/Courtesy of The Birdsong Undertaking

When the pandemic first hit, Randall Poster, a New York Metropolis resident, seen not solely the hush of town, however turned hyper-aware of the birds in his neighborhood.

His colleague and govt producer, Rebecca Reagan had an thought to ask artists and musicians to create music constructed round birdsongs and to rejoice the sweetness in birdsong whereas additionally elevating consciousness of the assorted disaster dealing with chook life.

Randall Poster, a music supervisor for filmmakers, together with Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese, started to achieve out to the assorted artists in his musical world to see if there was curiosity in creating songs and audio based mostly round birds. Their mission, For the Birds: The Birdsong Undertaking is a group of 242 new unique songs and poems about birds by artists from all walks of life, together with Laurie Anderson, John Cale, Alice Coltrane, Cassandra Jenkins, Yo-Yo Ma, Nick Zinner, Beck, The Flaming Lips, Terry Riley and naturally Andrew Hen and Jeff Tweedy. At present on All Songs Thought of, I’ve received a dialog with Randall Poster together with music from this wonderful, mammoth mission.

You may see an entire checklist of contributions, and listen to all of the songs on this assortment on the Birdsong Undertaking web site.

Songs and artists featured on this episode:

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