Birdcages are filled with imaginary birds, improvising on the classics, riffing through stolen melodies; cuckoos clock and clack and can't quite keep time; underwater bubbles come to the surface, making rhythmic patterns in a field of alien wildflowers; windows frame distant vistas, radiating with yesterday's sound, a granular frog, a repeating river, a Creek chorus of Euphrats, glass sounds floating by. Afterwards you will want to curl up with a good brook.

Sound installations by Hugh Livingston on the knoll overlooking the Russian River at the spectacular Warnecke Ranch and Vineyards. Aug 6, 2011. An attention-raiser for the Chalk Hill Artists Residency.

This is part of work created with the support of the Creative Work Fund, in collaboration with Russian Riverkeeper, and partially sourced while in residence at the Chalk Hill Artist Residency. Text written and read by Fred Euphrat.

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