Menu

For The Birds

An immersive night-time journey into a wild avian landscape
Birdhouse Flock
Artist: Jony Easterby
16 wooden houses/bird boxes, containing sound stores encoded with nightingale sounds.Turning wind vanes made from goose feathers play small cut up sections of the nightingale song, varying in speed and duration with the dynamics of the wind.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Piano Migrations.
Artist: Kathy Hinde
The inside of an old upright piano, is recycled into a kinetic sound sculpture. Videos of birds are projected directly onto the piano to provide an ever-changing musical score. The movement of the birds trigger small machines to twitch and flutter on the piano strings. In this work, nature controls machines to create delicate music.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Feather Dervish.
Artist: Mark Anderson
Spinning feathers with shifting speed and forms.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
For the Birds not the Cages
Artist Jony Easterby
Vintage wooden birdcages with sharp focussed Blue Red and Green lights create a mesmerising, constantly changing pattern of light and shadow onto a framed back projection.
Photo Jony Easterby
VOGELSTIMMENIMITATOR
Helmut Wolfertstetter Artist: Kathy Hinde

Helmut Wolfstetter, the Bavarian bird imitator performs an incredible repertoire of farmland bird song.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Bird Collision
Artist Collaboration: Jony Easterby, Lindsey Colbourne & Gwilum Morus
Eight old windows have been etched with traced mages of birds that have collided and perhaps died with windows, leaving their imprints of oils and dust behind. Each window is suddenly lit alongside the sound of the collision, the light fading with the sound. In the background a blackbird sings its lilts and tempo tracked and accompanied by a unique rendition of the recital of T Gwynn Jones Ynys Afallon hir a thoddeidiau, a Welsh romantic poem which contrasts the theme of the land of eternal youth and the abruptness of the birds' death on impact with glass.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Cuckoo Ensemble
Artist: Jony Easterby
A collection of nine cuckoo whistle mechanisms activated by electric motors, housed in brass cage structures and spread out along 100m of wetland boardwalk. Each motor turns a twin cam mechanism that plays the interval of the CUK-OO cuckoo call. Each motor is set to a different speed causing a spatial and aural field of random call and response.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Feather Dervish
Artist: Mark Anderson
Spinning feathers with shifting speed and forms.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
64 Tweets
Artist Jony Easterby
32 small speaker units containing 10-second sound stores were programmed with recordings of UK coastal birdcalls and song, each activation of a speaker causes a green Led light to light up. The speakers were then spread out into the branches of a holly tree set against a path These units were then sequenced, fragmented and arranged through a custom built sequencer made by Matt Olden/ I am the mighty jungulator.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Feather Turnstone
Artist Jony Easterby
Two motors spinning at different speeds mounted with white goose feathers pluck amplified strings held under tension by egg shaped boulders and fibreglass bows.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Lapwing Display. Artist: Jony Easterby
Artist: Jony Easterby
Life size bird outlines (0.5m x 0.25m) of lapwings in various stages of flight during a mating display; each of these has been drawn in electroluminescent wire. Sequenced 1-16 to form an animation, which moves from top-bottom-top in an undulating loop.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
64 Tweets
Artist: Jony Easterby
64 small speaker units containing 10-second sound stores were programmed with recordings of UK coastal birdcalls and song, each activation of a speaker causes a green Led light to light up. The speakers were then spread out into the branches of a holly tree set against a path These units were then sequenced, fragmented and arranged through a custom built sequencer made by Matt Olden/ I am the mighty jungulator.
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Lapwing Display
Artist JonyEAsterby
Electroluminescent wire lapwings form an animated display
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Feather Turnstone
Artist Jony Easterby
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Feather Dervish
Artist: Mark Anderson
Spinning feathers with shifting speed and forms.
Photo Jony Easterby
Uplighter
Artist Ulf Pedersen
Otari Wilton Bush reserve
Photo Jony Easterby
DSC03653
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Cage Shadows
Artist Jony Easterby
Fireflies
Artist Mark Anderson
Luminous Birds
Artist: Kathy Hinde
Feather Dervishes
Artist: Mark Anderson
Photo by Nicola Easterby
Crows
IMG_7609
Clouds on route 1 WP
Origami 1 WP