The composition In The Gale by Grammy-nominated English composer Anna Clyne pairs celebrated American cellist Yo-Yo Ma with birdsong. The piece was recorded for Volume II of “For the Birds: The Birdsong Project.”
“The Birdsong Project is a community dedicated to the protection of bird life, and to the celebration of the joy and mysteries of birdsong. We believe that birds – no matter feather or flock – are precious and inspiring and fundamental to our world. That a world without birds would be a world without freedom and flight and song. We believe birds matter. Are endangered. And need our help.”
“In collaboration with some of the world’s greatest musicians, artists, and actors, For The Birds: The Birdsong Project is an art-filled, 20LP box set including over 200 tracks of original music and bird-related poetry. All proceeds from the sale of this collection and supporting events will directly benefit the National Audubon Society‘s mission to protect birds and the places they need, today, tomorrow, and for all our futures.”
A gale is a strong wind. What might the title mean in the context of conservation efforts?
Watch this next: The Culture of Us: Yo-Yo Ma’s crowd-sourced music video.
Then watch more videos about birds and cello:
• Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Saint-Saëns’ The Swan
• How do birds learn to sing?
• Hoot Goes There? Learn more about owl song with the Audubon Society
• The song of the Hermit Thrush
• Learning To Fly, a StoryCorps animation with birder Drew Lanham
• What climate change sounds like from the Amazon to the Arctic
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