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Zebra Finches Making Beautiful Music at the PEM

Now is your chance to see finches make beautiful music at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Zebra Finches Making Beautiful Music at the PEM
A truly unique exhibit that harnesses the everyday movements of a flock of finches to create beautiful music recently opened at the  Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

Artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot "produces music in surprising and unexpected ways through large-scale acoustic environments," according to a release. 

Boursier-Mougenot's immersive sonic installation introduces a flock of 70 brightly plumed Zebra Finches to a gallery-turned-aviary to live among iconic Gibson Les Paul and Thunderbird bass guitars.

"At turns ambient and melodic, a constantly changing soundscape emerges as the finches explore their environment, eating, nesting and perching on the amplified instruments," the release read.

Click Here to view the Peabody Essex Museum's website. 

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