Dale Gorfinkel, Michael Candy, Wukir Suryadi
Bird Organ, 2014
plastic tubes, ceramic bird warbler whistles, water, bamboo flute, bird cages, air compressor, 8 channel valve bank with plywood keyboard.
Continuing his work with cages sourced from the Yogyakarta bird market, Dale Gorfinkel has collaborated with Michael Candy to produce Bird Organ, an air powered system for playing and diffusing sounds across a caged ‘flock’ of ceramic birds. Although entirely acoustic, the resultant ‘twittering’ and pulsing recalls electronic and synthesized music.