Céleste Boursier-Mougenot produces music in surprising and unexpected ways through large-scale acoustic environments. Boursier-Mougenot's immersive sonic installation, from here to ear, introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed Zebra Finches to a gallery-turned-aviary to live among iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars. At turns ambient and melodic, a constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches explore their environment, eating, nesting and perching on the amplified instruments.
In this interview, Boursier-Mougenot describes his background in music and muses on his latest installation of from here to ear at the Peabody Essex Museum. This installation is on view at PEM through April 13, 2014. For more information about tickets and this installation, visit THIS SITE