Pied Butcherbird Song with Hollis Taylor

Our February AWSRG seminar will be a talk by Hollis Taylor on her research into the songs of the Pied Butcherbird.

Pied butcherbirds are often singled out as one of the most accomplished songbirds in Australia, but this has been largely anecdotal, with scant formal research conducted on them. Violinist/composer Hollis Taylor set out to change this, recording them for months each spring (and a number of autumns as well) since 2005.

Hollis TaylorHer presentation features audio, video, and photos from her fieldwork. She will explore how the solo and group songs of pied butcherbirds link to the human capacity of music, as documented in her book Is Birdsong Music? Outback Encounters with an Australian Songbird.

Hollis will also review her current research questions and methods (including gear!), as well as play excerpts from her pied butcherbird-based (re)compositions for human musicians.

This online seminar will be held 18th Feb, at 7.30 pm AEDT, Australian Eastern Daylight (Saving) Time (GMT +11).
This equates to: Qld – 6.30pm, SA – 7pm WA – 4.30pm

The event is free and open to all, however registration is required to access the meeting link. Register here.


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