Animal Music

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.

Fur Elise with pictue of a loon

Fur Elise

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.

Dance of the Sugar Plum Furry in snowy scene

Dance of the Sugar Plum Furry 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from The Nutcracker, created from the songs and sounds of 27 animals.

Nature, Sung by Animals over a blue lake

Nature, Sung by 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.

Everydog Has His Day with sleeping dog

Everydog Has His Day 

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.