This is an exhibition by a French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot who creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways.
For his installation in The Barbican Centre, Boursier-Mougenot creates a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments.
As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape.
I have to note that the finches seem to prefer the straight-through method of stringing the bridge of a Les Paul rather than the wrap-over method favoured by Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons etc. Then again, tension and sustain doesn’t seem to be a concern for them.