Avian Voices: Inspired by Imperiled Soundscapes, Advocating for Nature's Musicians
This Culminating Experience project consists of five recorded compositions, inspired by birdsongs and natural soundscapes: “The Myrtle Warblers,” “Summer Song,” “May-Day Morning,” “May-Day Mid-Day,” and “May-Day Frogsong”. I was inspired by many disparate musical styles, as well as the croaking of frogs and the singing of birds, when writing these compositions. These five pieces were originally intended to be performed in a live concert organized to raise awareness of environmental issues and to benefit avian conservation, but due to COVID-19 those plans are on hold. In the interim the music will be a part of a video released to promote an online fundraising effort for the same cause. It is my intention to develop the connection between nature, and birdsongs in particular, and my own compositions and musical voice, and to use my music to practically benefit avian populations.
Jordan, Minnie, "Avian Voices: Inspired by Imperiled Soundscapes, Advocating for Nature's Musicians" (2020). Global Jazz. 88.