Song of a Bird: The Choir

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“From spending his early years with the birds, the trapper learns to call – constantly improving, learning with time. As you age, you figure out how to hone your whistle, ending up almost speaking the birds’ language. You don’t know what they’re saying, but you’re calling with them.”

Transcript from Interview with Michael Grima, 2017
still from recorded documentation : rubberbodies

The choir is composed of men who, like my father, studied their parts for twenty-thirty years. This is my attempt to collect, preserve and give access to the community of those who know how to whistle like singing birds – the Maltese bird trappers, now on the other side of European law.

Audio-Installation  (ongoing  10-minute audio installation) 

by
Jimmy Grima
with
Michael Grima
Louis Camilleri

Choir
Michael Grima
Louis Camilleri
Sound
Yasmin Kuymizakis
Camera
Chris Goa Farrugia

January 2019, COMETOGETHER 4. Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam