‘Bird call’ is the winner in our remix the sounds of New Zealand competition, dubbed New Zealand Idol for native birds.
Shayne Burrows of New Plymouth made the track from bird song on the DOC website, remixed with his own music.
The competition was perfect for Shayne who has always been interested in music and birds – he even uses kokako as his avatar on Twitter and as a logo for his work.
Shayne receives a copy of the brilliant Unnatural History of Kakapo DVD and Alison Ballance’s award winning book Kakakpo: Rescued from the brink of extinction.
Listen to the top five!
- Bird call, Shayne Burrows (MP3, 2,733K)
- In the woods, Matt Oliver (MP3, 4,034K)
- King Kakapo & the Waipoua Posse, Joey Hobbs (MP3, 5,654K)
- Moimoia (dream/memory), Liam Ryan (MP3, 6,118K)
- Sirocco’s theme, Liam White (MP3, 5,460K)
Listen to some of the other entries:
- Anam Cara, Liam Ryan (MP3, 5,193K)
- Bird division, Mike Balky (MP3, 8,278K)
- Birdstep, Ben Sharp (MP3, 6,670K)
- Dawn of the bellbirds, Liam White (MP3, 5,678K)
- Dirtscratcher, David Wynn (MP3, 3179K)
- First flight, Jeremy Veal (MP3, 11,451K)
- Karanga kakapo (Call of the kakapo), Gavin Keen (MP3, 2,389K)
- Party on the lake, John Heighes (MP3, 4,159K)
- Don’t cry, Dan Smith (MP3, 5,460K)
About the competition
The competition to remix New Zealand bird song ran throughout New Zealand Music Month. Entries came from New Zealanders as far away as Melbourne, Amsterdam and London.
Our judges picked the top five entries which were posted on the Conservation blog and here on the DOC website. The public voted to choose the winner.
KIng Kakapo was by far the stand out track!
Awesome idea for a competition! I was planning on entering this but didn’t get around to it in time…Rediscovered the bird samples a few days ago and here’s what I came up with. A bit experimental but it was fun 🙂