Nightingale and Canary animated short

Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

As part of the Europeana Creative project, Sound and Vision commissioned Australian artist Andy Thomas to create an inspirational digital sound sculpture re-using two bird sounds from its archive. The result is a visually mesmerizing artwork that has been widely circulated and admired.

The Nightingale & Canary video was commissioned to inspire creative industries to submit their own ideas to a Europe wide competition, organised by the Europeana Creative project.

Nightingale and Canary from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.