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Wake Up Calls

by Cosmo Sheldrake

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Nightjar 02:29
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Dawn Chorus 03:06
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Skylark 02:15
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Cuckoo 02:25
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Cuckoo Song 03:05
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Dunnock 01:59
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Bittern 01:21
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Owl Song 03:29

about

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Wake Up Calls’ was created over a nine year period, using recordings of bird song featured on the red and amber lists of endangered British birds (with the exception of a Robin and a Blackbird, which aren’t endangered – yet).

The album starts at night with a Nightjar and a Nightingale. The music progresses, track by track, through dawn and day time, round to the evening chorus and back to night with another Nightingale and an Owl. Cuckoo Song, is composed by Benjamin Britten and features the sound of a Cuckoo singing above Britten’s grave in Aldeburgh Cemetery, recorded by the soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause.

The project has slowly changed over the years. Some of the pieces started as Christmas presents for friends and family. The presents were intended as alarm clock music, in the hope that they might help people wake up in the morning without the anger often inspired by traditional alarm sounds. They worked well, but had a slightly unintended side effect. Everyone who used them reported that they had become increasingly sensitised to the sound of the dawn chorus and would often wake up at the slightest sound of bird song.

Composed and produced by Cosmo Sheldrake
Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering.
Artwork by Flora Wallace

Listen on Apple/Spotify/etc here: smarturl.it/cuckoosong

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released September 18, 2020

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Cosmo Sheldrake London, UK

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

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