Ian Nagoski - Ecstatic & Wingless
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Ecstatic & Wingless is an audio documentary project on the impact of birdsong on human performance - and conversely, our impact on birdsong. Ian will tell the story, not only of the first recordings of cagebirds, but also the practice of bird-imitation, a field that produced amazing and eccentric celebrities during the 1910s - '20s. Rarely heard in recent years, bird imitation was also recorded commercially on every continent by 1925 and possibly predates music or language in human history.