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Watch ‘Echolocations: Canyon’ (full film)


Exclusive Premiere of Echolocations: Canyon on NOWNESS

“Acting on a tip from a musician friend who had said this place had extraordinary acoustics, Tyler and I went there on a lark. We hiked for 6 hours (because we went the wrong way) and scaled a 200 ft cliff. We were not disappointed.”

NOWNESS has the exclusive premiere of Andrew’s experimental journey into the canyons of Utah, first in the five part ‘Echolocation’ series directed by Tyler Manson.

https://www.nowness.com/story/andrew-bird-echolocations-canyon-tyler-manson


Echolocations: Canyon

Head to www.andrewbird.net for the premiere of ‘Echolocations: Canyon’… a brand new ambient composition by Andrew.

Recorded in the Coyote Gulch canyons of Utah, Echolocations: Canyon is first in a series of short films and recordings by Andrew that document site specific compositions in exceptional national and urban environments.

Grab your copy from the webstore: http://bit.ly/1BFZsnN
or via iTunes: http://bit.ly/1th0Mug


Echolocations: Canyon

‘ECHOLOCATIONS’ / SONIC ARBORETUM AT THE ICA/BOSTON

Andrew Bird & Ian Schneller’s Sonic Arboretum comes to the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston for a 3 month exhibition spanning February 4 – May 10 2015. The installation of 36 speakers will feature a brand new ambient composition by Andrew called Echolocations: Canyon.

Recorded in the Coyote Gulch canyons of Utah, Echolocations: Canyon is first in a series of short films and recordings by Andrew that will document site specific compositions in exceptional national and urban environments.  Bird says:

“Ever since I was a child I would test different spaces with my voice or whistle or violin. Whatever sound you make it’s like a giant limb that can reach beyond your fingers and grope the corners of the room.  Now when I’m on tour playing a different theater every night we “tune” the room hunting down the bass traps and the standing waves to give the listener the most even and wide spectrum sound. There are certain frequencies that resonate while others are lifeless. Sometimes the room refuses to yield and I have to consider playing different songs that will work in that room. It’s a challenge but I enjoy the moments when I must yield to the environment. So I thought it would be interesting to take all this outside where the reflections off the landscape are triggering countless inferences and steering the conversation.”

Watch Andrew recording in Coyote Gulch HERE.  Film by Tyler Manson.


Pre-order Echolocations: Canyon (out Feb 3rd) now from the webstore or via iTunes and experience it in person at the ICA Boston this winter/spring.

1) Sweep The Field
2) Groping The Dark
3) Rising Water
4) Antrozous
5) The Return of Yawny
6) Before The Germans Came
7) The Canyon Wants to Hear C Sharp


Sonic Arboretum – Boston

A look ahead at 2015 – Sonic Arboretum comes to the ICA Boston February 4 – May 10:
http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/sonic-arboretum/


Los Angeles show announce – Largo December 9th

LA folks – Andrew will be playing one more show before the end of the year – it’s next Tuesday December 9th at Largo and tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 9am PST.


I’ll Trade You Money For Wine b/w Core and Rind (7″ Single)

In case you missed Bloodshot Record’s Black Friday/Record Store Day split single featuring Andrew and Robbie Fulks covering one another’s songs, a very limited quantity of the 7″ is now available via the Bloodshot Webstore. Side A is Andrew & Nora O’Connor covering Robbie Fulks’s “I’ll Trade You Money for Wine” (from his 2013 album Gone Away Backward). Side B is Robbie Fulks going deep catalog on Andrew’s “Core and Rind from The Swimming Hour.


Chicago Theatre Show Announce – 8/16

Andrew and the Hands of Glory band are coming to the Chicago Theatre for a hometown show on Saturday, August 16th!

WXRT & JAM presales begin Friday at 10am with general onsale starting Saturday at 10am. More info: http://bit.ly/1qHfCGf

Presale tickets available now HERE.


Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Premiere

The season 2 premiere of Orange Is the New Black features Andrew’s homage to Chicago, ‘Pulaski at Night’!

Take a peek inside the new season with Vanity Fair.
http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/orange-is-the-new-black-premiere-song 

 


Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of… out today!

Happy ‘Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…” release day! There are a handful of places your can check out the tunes below. See you on the road this summer!

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1mObcZX
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1x1oo4O
Physical: http://bit.ly/1nLbsy3
SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/1oss1uJ


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