July 30, 2012

Nathan Davis and the Orchard Oriole

ICE will be in residence at the Mostly Mozart festival again this year with performances on August 5th at the Rose Theatre, August 8th at the Kaplan Penthouse, August 11th at Alice Tully, and August 12th at the Park Avenue Armory.  We’ve recorded some of the bird calls found in Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques and Le Merle Noir.  Listen to Nathan Davis' below and add it as ringtone to your phone.

Which piece are you most excited about performing at Mostly Mozart this year?
Messiaen - "Oiseaux Exotiques"

Messiaen thought that the Orchard Oriole would sound good on Xylophone.  If your instrument were an actual animal what would it be?  Imaginary animals count.
A hedgehog.

Orchard Oriole (via Xylophone) from ICE on Vimeo.