Watch as musicians experiment with bird song

What happens when a jazz composer challenges a vocal virtuoso to match the voices of some of her favorite birds? Serious fun. Join Grammy-recognized artists Maria Schneider and Theo Bleckmann in their musical experiment to help us tune in to nature’s music—from the melodious to the downright weird. You’ll never think of a sparrow or a toilet plunger in the same way again.

Then explore our behind the scenes article and the Birds Got Swing playlist from the Macaulay Library archive

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Birds Got Swing is part of a larger Interactive Feature where you'll find:
  1. Songbirds in Action Witness birds singing their hearts out Songbirds in Action
  2. Bird Song Hero Training Learn to see sound Bird Song Hero Training
  3. Bird Song Hero Game CHALLENGE ROUND –Train your brain to understand bird songs Bird Song Hero Game
  4. How Birds Sing Marvel at the unique anatomy of the syrinx How Birds Sing
  5. Practice, Perfect Listen as young songbirds perfect their tunes Practice, Perfect
  6. Birds Got Swing Watch as musicians experiment with bird song Birds Got Swing
  7. Hooked on Bird Song Can’t get enough? Here’s more. Get access to more bird song resources and free downloads. Hooked on Bird Song

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