The Nightingale and Canary - birdsongs visualised

Nightingale and Canary from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.



Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. The Nightingale & Canary video was produced to inspire creative industries professionals to submit their own projects to a Europe-wide re-use competition, organised by the Europeana Creative project. All submitted projects make use of archival material available via Europeana.