released March 5, 2021
The Birds (in order of appearance):
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Coal tit (Pariparus ater)
Long tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Gold finch (Carduelis carduelis)
Tawny owl (Strix aluco)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
Raven (Corvus corax)
Magpie (Pica pica)
Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
GRICE - acoustic & electric guitars, keys, piano, percussion,
vocals, programming, sound design, bird mangling
Duncan Chave - sound design, bird warping
Eliza Carew - cello
Al Swainger - bass guitars, pedals, french horn
Fred Ehresmann - piano
Luca Calabrese - trumpet
Field recordings and Filming by GRICE
(various locations in the Shire, UK)
Composed, arranged and produced by GRICE
Mixed by GRICE
'dawn chorale' mixed by Duncan Chave
Mastered by Duncan Chave
Artwork - GRICE
Video trailer (unofficial) by GRICE
Additional sonic Contributors:
Additional bird recordings courtesy of:
Reference & Bibliography:
Xeno-canto: a fabulous resource and website dedicated to sharing bird sounds from all over the world. www.xeno-canto.org
Conder, P. (1966) British Garden Birds, Record Books Limited, London in collaboration with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, London.
Dickinson, E. (1861) Hope is the Thing with Feathers from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson, ed., Cambridge
Dubois P. J. & Rouseau E. (2019) A Short Philosophy of Birds, WH Allen, London.
Fitter R. S. R. (1952) The Pocket Guide to British Birds, Collins, London.
Haupt, L. L. (2017) Mozart’s Starlings, Little, Brown and Company, USA.
Lewis-Stempel J. (2017) Where Poppies Blow, Weidenfeld `& Nicolson, London.
Readers Digest (1969) Book of British Birds, Drive Publications Ltd, London.
Schaffer, R. M. (1977) The Soundscape: our sonic environment and the tuning of the world, Knopf, New York.
Judi Hawkins - murmuration footage
Dan Wiseman - murmuration footage
Carl Bovis - bird footage
Maria Peters - bird research, bibliography and artist support x
Part of this project is supported by Arts Council England (ERF)
This has been a challenging time for so many.
The psychological impact of the pandemic has affected many and especially musicians and those who use music as a means of self-expression and collaboration and those who benefit from the healing that it brings.
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