• GarryDWJudd

Scatterbird at the International Composers Festival

Scatterbird, one of the Multiple Field Sketches was performed at the International Composers Festival in September 2018. The conductor was John Andrews.


People have been using ever changing ways of scaring birds away from their freshly drilled land, from the farmers scarecrow to the allotment holders suspended CDs, right through to more industrial methods like bird-like kites and rotating reflectors. My favourite industrial bird scarer is the gas gun which goes off with a resounding bang every few minutes making the birds flutter away amidst the reverberation around the landscape. This is my musical interpretation of the gas fired bird scarer.


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