2014, stereo audio, 25:22 minutes
Recorded under a large leafy tree, the bird creating this intriguingly varied vocabulary of sounds remained hidden. It was likely a brown thrasher of the Family Mimidae. This species is common in Saskatchewan and has a rich collection of inherent and mimicked sounds, which it repeats. Although pitch shifted and manipulated, the sounds are in their originally recorded sequence. The structure of the work reveals how the sounds begin to carry meaning and weight when transposed into a more familiar hearing range. The idea that birds might also collect aesthetically pleasing sounds creates another connection.