Music & Migration - music for the birds
New CD launched in support of Born to Travel, the BirdLife Flyways Campaign
A new music compilation on CD, Music & Migration, is supporting BirdLife’s Born to Travel campaign. Each of its 21 songs are by different artists and are new and exclusive to the record.
“BirdLife is proud to have the support of the many musicians who made Music & Migration. It shows that people really care about the miracles of nature, and that BirdLife is not alone in wanting to save migratory birds”, commented Ania Sharwood Smith, Campaign Coordinator of Born to Travel.
Each of the songs on Music & Migration are inspired by both the miracle of the migratory impulse and the man-made threats that birds face today. The album showcases contemporary post-classical composition, idiosyncratic folksong and pastoral soundscaping.
"People really care about the miracles of nature and BirdLife is not alone in wanting to save migratory birds" —Ania Sharwood Smith, Campaign Coordinator of Born to Travel
"Perhaps it’s an innate empathy with birdsong, or the fact that internationally touring artists enjoy a natural kinship with anything that regularly migrates, but musicians do seem to have a particular affinity with our feathered friends", said Martin Holm from DOF (BirdLife in Denmark), who co-ordinated the project in his spare time. “So when BirdLife International wanted to increase awareness about the threats to the breeding grounds and ‘air lanes’ of migratory birds across the globe, through its Born To Travel Campaign, it seemed logical to ask musicians to be the mediators of the message."
Music & Migration is the second release of the Second Language record label.
Like all the label's work, it is released in a limited edition, with much attention given to its hand-tooled, recycled packaging. For further information about purchasing Music & Migration please check the website: http://www.secondlanguagemusic.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can listen to some of the tracks from Music and Migration at www.myspace.com/musicmigration
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Credits: BirdLife European Division