Position of bird droppings represents different notes in musical piece
A piece of music that was composed by waiting for bird droppings to fall onto giant sheets of manuscript paper will be receiving its premiere later, it has been revealed.
Artist Kerry Morrison laid manuscript sheets on the ground in Liverpool parks and let birds deposit their droppings, while composer Jon Hering has transformed the bum notes into a full musical score.
Morrison said the 20-minute Bird Sheet Music, to be performed at the Tate Liverpool art gallery, represented the role birds play in the environment.
"They play a massive part in the ecosystem of the city through their droppings - they disperse seeds, also their droppings help the enrichment of the soil, so we get fertiliser," the BBC quoted her as saying.
"It's something people don't often think about. The whole thing about looking at detritus and waste tends to be quite negative. People think it's mucky or horrible, but of course it's critical to life on earth," she said.
According to Morrison, Hering was told to remain faithful to the positions of the droppings on the score and the order in which they fell.
The composition will be performed by the experimental Liverpool-based aPAtT Orchestra.