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Zebra Finches Making Beautiful Music at the PEM

Now is your chance to see finches make beautiful music at the Peabody Essex Museum.

© 2010 Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Courtesy of the Barbican Centre, London, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo Credit: Lyndon Douglas, Barbican Art Gallery.
© 2010 Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. Courtesy of the Barbican Centre, London, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Photo Credit: Lyndon Douglas, Barbican Art Gallery.
A truly unique exhibit that harnesses the everyday movements of a flock of finches to create beautiful music recently opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

Artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot "produces music in surprising and unexpected ways through large-scale acoustic environments," according to a release. 

Boursier-Mougenot's immersive sonic installation introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed Zebra Finches to a gallery-turned-aviary to live among iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars.

"At turns ambient and melodic, a constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches explore their environment, eating, nesting and perching on the amplified instruments," the release read.

Click Here to view the Peabody Essex Museum's website. 

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