Jul 5, 2010

Why Birds Sing

"Birds sing because they are alive. And they have a million reasons to sing just like we do."

"Music is everywhere. We live in an ocean of sound."

"I was playing this show in Italy, on the top of a hill one evening and I heard this very cool brand new part, and I realized I was singing a duet with this little owl. I thought, 'I can die right now because life does not get better than this, I'm singing a song, a duet, with an owl'."

(Laurie Anderson in David Rothenberg's BBC documentary 'Why Birds Sing')