Chirp & Drift

Sonica 2019

In Chirp & Drift, a series of accordion bellows perch like birds in the branches of a tree. As air moves through their reeds, these instruments make piping sounds that imitate and recreate the calls of the many rare bird species found in the Flow Country.

Part of Art & Nature at Sonica, a series of compelling works inspired by the Scottish landscape – and showing it as you’ve never seen it before

Concept, design and build: Kathy Hinde
Software: Matthew Olden
Fabrication assistance: Jasmine Butt

Commissioned by: Lancaster Arts and Light Up Lancaster 2018

Supported by: The Hugh Fraser Foundation

Image: Neil Jarvie