Published on December 8th, 20110
Why Birds Sing
Inspired by musician and eco-philosopher David Rothenberg’s book of the same title, a documentary which explores the intriguing, charming, complex and often conflicting theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are so attracted to the sound.
Featuring contributions from musicians Laurie Anderson, Jarvis Cocker and Beth Orton, analysis from birdsong scientists, a literary guide to birdsong in poetry, a birdsong-themed art ‘happening’ and a musical duet featuring humans and birds.
Watch BBC: Why Birds Sing – Turn off the lights