For this project, I want to play 6 different songs to the birds and parrots at the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary. There are 3 types of songs: English, Japanese and Instrumental. Two types for each type. I want to see the reactions of birds and if they differ from each song and see if they will try to sing along or mimic some of the words or sounds.
The first time I went to the Bird Sanctuary, I was overwhelmed by bird calls, screeches, words such as 'I love you' and 'hello,' as I walked around the area. Having a project dealing with music wasn't my first idea to work with the parrots but the more I stayed and listen to them, I was so interested in what they would do if they listened to different types of music.
The songs I will be playing are:
1.Toward the Far Away -Nausicaa's Theme- by Joe Hisaishi from Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
2. Yield by Sound Horizon from Sound Horizon Elysion
3. Grace Kelly by Mika
4. Omatase Pekopon Icchou! (the 12th Ending) from Keroro Gunso
5. Take on Me by a-ha
6. A Morning of the Slag Ravine by Joe Hisaishi from Luputa: Castle in the Sky
After spending time with the animal communicator, Barbara Jenell, I learned that one can scare or push an animal away by the person's energy so I applied this concept to my music and rethought about my selection of music. Going back to my selection of music, I decided against some of the music I picked and picked others that the birds may enjoy and order them in a way that started slow and pleasant then later loud and more upbeat.
I will probably dance and sing (as much as I can) with the birds.
I will be recording and playing on my laptop on a wooden dinner table and recording and taking pictures on my camera(s). Then I will later create and edit the clips into a video.
Hopefully everything will go well and be fun.