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Music for the birds with Paul Berlinsky

Composer Paul Berlinsky.
Courtesy of artist
Composer Paul Berlinsky.

Composer Paul Berlinsky not only found inspiration in hummingbirds, but also included the sounds of their fluttering wings in his music. This week on Sound Currents, explore music inspired by our avian friends.

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Paul Berlinsky, composer

Book of Birds
by Paul Berlinsky
Gözde Çakır Ramsey - flute, Paul Berlinsky - electronics

Wild Bird
by R. Murray Schafer
Duo 47/4

The Swan Parapraxis
by Kelly-Marie Murphy
Yolanda Bruno - violin, Carmen Bruno - cello

Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
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