|A murmuration of starlings|
Stream this Beak album for free, with this deliciously personal video of a murumuration of starlings (with the sound off, starting at 0.22″). The reason I love it is that no one knows why the starlings – traditionally considered a prophetic bird in British folklore – ritually do this awe-inspiring dance, much in the way some of these transient works are privately understood, and privately enjoyed. Beak, who are in Bristol, murmur as they sing over the twisting, fluttering music – almost keeping the meanings close, private, just for themselves.
|Overture Radio, Southbank|
Several artists around the world are making a feature of this “movement nascondere”, but while they remain clearly archived and even shown in galleries, there are many who’s work remains immediately transient, and even more contiguous and lo-fi.