An Ornithologist in the Trees
Sound creation by Olivier Toulemonde (France)
presented on 30 June 2018 at Saint-Vit (France)
A man, passionate about ornithology, listens with a headset to birds recorded at this very spot. He tells us what he hears, and talks to us about the species and their habitat. We don’t hear these birds, who have taken precautions to avoid the crowd, but just the calm, composed voice of the ornithologist above our heads, as if perched in a tree. In the end, this voice speaking to us may teach us as much about the act of listening as about the birds themselves.