Music 'Performed' by Animals! Replacing traditional instruments with animal sounds in a musical arrangement can lead to surprising results. The Switch Zoo Animal Orchestra presents a unique concert 'performed' by animals as they chirp, squawk and bleat works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Satie. Find out how the music was created.
The voices of a loon, cat, wood stork, cuckoo, and two owls are the sole musical instruments in this furry (and feathery) arrangement of the classic, Fur Elise, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from The Nutcracker, created from the songs and sounds of 27 animals.
On a more serious note, the Switch Zoo Animal Orchestra performs two compositions by Erik Satie. The performers are: Blackbird, Calf, Cats, Mourning Dove, Frog, Mosquito, Nightingale, Tawny Owl, Pigeon, Rooster, Sea Lion, Swan, and Wolf.
This stop-motion and live-action short film starring our dog, Gus, was filmed using a circa 1980 Super 8 camera. The soundtrack was composed by Erik Satie. The performers are: Kestrel Falcon, Gibbon Monkey, Goose, Shrike, Lion, Cougar, and Wildcat.