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"The young male zebra finch alighted on the nearest guitar and bounced across the mahogany fret board. He stumbled on the high E string—it was harder to grip against the polished wood. Then with an inquisitive side-glance, he sang a few bars, stretching his wings, and occasionally breaking off as if awaiting some sort of reply. Then he was finished. He defecated on the frets before uttering a final, insistent nasal call and flitting down to the sand below.


The guitar lay horizontal, propped up by a stainless steel cymbal stand. It had a white finish, perhaps the ideal paint job for concealing the bird droppings that peppered its otherwise gorgeous body. Every time a bird landed, took off, or hopped on its strings, the notes played through a nearby amplifier with preprogrammed digital effects: reverb, overdrive, digital delay."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/wild_things/2014/04/10/bird_guitar_art_exhibit_c_leste_boursier_mougenot_zebra_finch_guitar_installation.html
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post #2 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by diggiddi View Post

Short excerpt

"The young male zebra finch alighted on the nearest guitar and bounced across the mahogany fret board. He stumbled on the high E string—it was harder to grip against the polished wood. Then with an inquisitive side-glance, he sang a few bars, stretching his wings, and occasionally breaking off as if awaiting some sort of reply. Then he was finished. He defecated on the frets before uttering a final, insistent nasal call and flitting down to the sand below.


The guitar lay horizontal, propped up by a stainless steel cymbal stand. It had a white finish, perhaps the ideal paint job for concealing the bird droppings that peppered its otherwise gorgeous body. Every time a bird landed, took off, or hopped on its strings, the notes played through a nearby amplifier with preprogrammed digital effects: reverb, overdrive, digital delay."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/wild_things/2014/04/10/bird_guitar_art_exhibit_c_leste_boursier_mougenot_zebra_finch_guitar_installation.html

Why...

Hope they used epiphones.
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 4/18/14 at 9:42pm
     
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post #3 of 17
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Its an art installation, that's why
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post #4 of 17
The hipters around my area would love this.
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Another piece of modern bull crap art.
    
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Not news worthy TBH
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post

There is nothing of interest until I can see a video of it.

Video is on site

Indeed, but I had to open it in IE for some reason to see it.thumb.gif
Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 4/21/14 at 2:37am
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So this is somehow science?
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Thought there was a new female rock band.
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Another piece of modern bull crap art.

this!
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