How does one translate sounds of the forest to the manuscript page, or even describe a natural sound in language? Do Messiaen’s transcriptions succeed? Guests: Mark Berres, ornithologist, and Steve Dembski, composer. Musical performance: “L’alouette Lulu” (Song of the Woodlark) from the Catalog.
An introduction to Olivier Messiaen’s epic, seven-volume work around birds in the composer’s homeland of France. Special guest: Todd Welbourne, pianist. Musical performance: “Le Courlis Cendre” (The Curlew), Book 7 of the Catalog.