Birds of Passage in an Egg-Shaped World

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Here’s a video of the premiere performance of Birds of Passage in an Egg-shaped World performed by students at CalArts under the direction of Tim Feeney.

Performers: Abigail Whitman, Eliot Burk, Bar Landau, Margo Harms, Matthew LeVeque,Victor Sintchak,Alexander Reyes, Nestor Gonzalez and Tim Feeney

I created the instruments using generative design techniques. They were produced using digital fabrication: 3D printing and laser cutting/engraving. I’ll post more info about the instruments later, including OpenSCAD code to produce them yourself.

This work was supported in part by a grant from the University of Alabama Office for Research and Economic Development (ORED) lnternal Funding Small Grants Program.

Packing Up

Almost-full Suitcase

Packing gear for an upcoming project with Tim Feeney and students at CalArts.

  • 3D printed whistles? whistle stacks? whistle trees? check.
  • laser cut bullroarers? check.
  • laser cut bumblers, cross-bumblers, tri-bumblers, multi-bumblers? wax-bumbers? check.
  • rubber bands? scissors? string? swivels? sandpaper? glue? wax paper? check.
  • safety glasses? check.

Even though this looks like the start of a frivolous summer camp craft project, I expect it will result in some truly amazing sounds by week’s end!