Spring is officially here, but for one of our sister programs at WNYC, the season started a little bit early. Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recently embarked on a listener challenge called “Remixing Spring.” The show posted twelve bird songs taken from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which recently completed digitizing its collection of 150,000 animal sounds. Listeners were tasked with taking those clips and making an original composition from them. Over one hundred people participated.
Before the show announces the winner this weekend, Andersen visits Soundcheck to name his short list of entries. The winner will be announced this weekend.
Listen to the full versions of Andersen's choice picks below.
"Lost Count," Martin Pukownik
"Certhia Americana (#87111 Brown Creeper)," Marlo Reynolds
"It's Not Spring Yet, but It's Getting There," Phil Torres
“Uninvited Giant Meadow Lark,” Jeremy L. Strong