Transforming the Contemporary Art Square into a gigantic aviary, the incredible arrangement features more than seventy zebra finches from central Australia performing on a variety of electric guitars and basses.
The birds typically settle in groups on the strings, playing pre-recorded rock, punk and heavy-metal chords. Between their moving claws and the beating of their wings, the birds create a truly unique sound for visitors walking around the space.
French composer, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has become somewhat of a master when it comes to the orchestration of birds and refers to them as his “flying fingers”. After setting up the space, the creator leaves and the rooms takes on a rhythm of it’s own.
With more than fifteen interpretations over the years, the 2015 instalment is said to be the largest ever, presenting spectators from across the globe with an enchanting experience.
Running from November 25 – March 27, the rather extraordinary piece is a site to be seen. For more information, head here.