Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Nathaniel Mann and Pigeon Pete

Inspired by a display of chinese and indonesian Pigeon whistles in the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. Nathaniel Mann sought to discover the possibilities of composing sound using pigeons fitted with handmade pigeon whistles.

Pigeon Whistles: Nathaniel Mann from Nathaniel Robin Mann on Vimeo.

Working with homing pigeon breeder Pigeon Pete and his band of pigeons, the Birmingham Rollers. Nathaniel Mann developed a sound project called 'Pigeon Whistles'. 'Pigeon Whistles' is an expansive body of work which encompasses ethnomusicological research, musical performance, instrument design and construction, sound curation, storytelling and a series of encounters and personal relationships.

The project 'Pigeon Whistles' was developed under the Embedded Residency Programme 2013.