Fri 31 March
Free performance featuring Roehampton University students!
Long-distance contact, short-distance contact, anxiety alarms, excitement, mobbing, fighting, mating, feeding and of course, singing. These are some of the many and varied ways birds use call and song to communicate with each other, defend a territory and attract a mate.
In this premiere composition, local students use acoustic instrumentation and voice to explore the qualities of birdsong and other environmental sounds at the London Wetland Centre between winter and spring. A young robin perches alone and self-absorbed, attempting a mumbling, unstructured, introspective subsong in its first November.
How will its meagre murmurings evolve into a scintillating, crystallised 100-verse repertoire by spring? How will its song complement the Lapwing and Common Redshank’s dawn chorus, or the Bittern’s regal baritone assertions? Migration considers.
Date: Friday 31 March
Time: 04:00 pm (Duration 1 hour)
Location: Water's Edge Room
Price: FREE. There is NO need to book in advance.
Please be aware that normal admission charges apply - if you are NOT a WWT member you will need to purchase an entrance ticket to the centre.
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
Fri 31 March