Sunday, June 19, 2011

PA Arts Sunday - Part 2: Hoots and Cello - From the Sitka Music Festival and Alaska Raptor Center

Here's the description, from KCAW radio in Sitka:
Armen Ksajikian is playing at the Sitka Summer Music Festival. While he's in town, he went over to the Alaska Raptor Center to play. He had an unexpected duet with an owl named Arizona.
Here's Armen's Vancouver-based string quartet - The Armadillo String Quartet - performing:

hat tip to Jan Flora & Charles Bingham via facebook


regina said...

Loved the owl! I'm a fan of cello, but had never heard it like this before...

Philip Munger said...


the solo cello is perhaps even more like the human voice than the violin, or any other musical instrument. The way the owl responds is almost eery. I might try this on the loons on our lake tonight with my trombone.

fromthediagonal said...

Please do and let us know how it goes.
I have had some very interesting conversations with owls, crows, grackles and ravens all across the continent. If we tie into the rhythms of their speech, and are patient in awaiting their response,they will talk.