The Early Bird

May 16, 2018, 04:20 PM

Part of our Sound Photography project - this sound is based entirely on the accompanying photograph, pictured here. Find out more at

Photograph by Cities and Memory. Sound by Kid Kin. 

"The image of birds circling the beach at Dakar brought to mind the idea of calm before/after the storm. After the busy day is over and the city dwellers have left, the birds have the freedom to roam and feast in peace. I wanted to create a piece of music that reflected this calmness in its ambience, but also unfolded in a way that anticipates or echoes the "storm". Distorted guitars, spliced drum samples and cuts from previous & future work swell and rise throughout the piece."