In anticipation of International Dawn Chorus Day, the worldwide celebration of nature’s greatest avian symphony, Ballroom Marfa is presenting Birdscapes Radio on: www.ballroommarfa.org/program/birdscapes-radio/ organized by musician and birder Rob Frye (Bitchin Bajas, Exoplanet, Flux Bikes).
This freeform program will center on Frye’s ever-evolving collaborative, sonic exploration into the world of birds. Listeners can expect to hear down-tempo dawn chorus, historical recordings, rare sounds, and seabird colonies hosted by Rob Frye and Sarah Melendez, with guests Edbrass Brasil, Cristian Pinto, Martin Frye, Satya Gummuluri and more. The show will also include excerpts from “Experience the Birds,” the first episode of Maui Nui Seabirds: Mauka to Makai, and Rob’s performative lecture “Hearing Hidden Melodies.”
In addition, Ballroom Marfa has teamed up with Austin-based label, Astral Spirits, on the release of Frye's Chihuahuan Desert | Birdscapeson cassette. The tape features Frye’s original Birdscapes from 2018 and Chihuahuan Desert Birdscapes, commissioned by Ballroom in 2020. The cassette will be available April 30, 2021 through Astral Spirits on Bandcamp and Ballroom Marfa's website. Pre-order through Ballroom here!