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Andrew Bird: Poetry Of Beauty And Biology

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Andrew Bird: Poetry Of Beauty And Biology

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Andrew Bird: Poetry Of Beauty And Biology

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Set List

"Tenuousness"

"Masterswarm"

"Oh No"

"Natural Disaster"

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Wielding many instruments and a remarkable whistling ability, Andrew Bird has developed an offbeat marriage of classical and pop music over the course of his decade-long career. The musical polymath has never been one to limit his sound, incorporating traditional folk, swing, zydeco, rock, electronica and indie-pop into his work.

Describing his new album, Noble Beast, as a less electric effort, Bird still finds value in carefully chosen words: His sophisticated lyrics read like brilliant poetry written by a romantic biologist, mathematician or historian. Here, in a session with David Dye, Bird explains how moving from the city to a farm has had a positive effect on his creative process. He also clarifies his particular use of vocabulary, including the scientifically specialized terms that frequent his lyrics.

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