The Lyre Bird

by Alex Wand

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The Lyre Bird is a grey plumed Australian bird notable for its superb ability to mimic other birds, which is what these ultra talented percussionists do in this piece:

Amy Knoles - vibraphones, marimba, cuíca
Sean Woodman - crotales (on timpani), snare, toms
Tony Gennaro - glockenspiel, ocarena, sekere, bo

recorded at the Dizzy Gillespie Studio at CalArts
engineered by Brian Saia
mixed and mastered by Alex Wand

A special thanks to all the birds that made this piece possible (in order of appearance): The Black-Capped Chickadee, the Winter Wren, The Eastern Meadowlark, the Scarlet Tanager, the Wood Thrush, the Black Billed Cuckoo, the Blue Jay, the Eastern Screech Owl, the American Three-toed Woodpecker, the Sedge Warbler, the Yellow Breasted Chat, the Bobolink, the Common Ground Dove, and the Scops Owl.

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released March 16, 2012

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