Radio 4's Tweet of the Day inspires new music
"I was so impressed by the ‘riff’ like phrase of the common Indian cuckoo's song on Tweet of The Day, I was inspired to compose this short piece based on the song. Starting with the the bird’s ‘riff’, I layered up other sounds including violin, thumping of the arm of a sofa, mouth sounds and bass and acoustic guitars. I was also impressed by the bird’s perfect pitch - none of the instruments needed re-tuning from concert pitch. I thought the bird’s phrase quite cheery and uplifting and hope I have reflected this in the music."