Spanish guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Rosalia Roio talks about her Pájaro Volador ("Flying Bird"), one of her many homemade instruments built from recycled objects.
Produced for the 2010 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Book Odds.
Brendan Baker is an independent producer, sound designer, and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with WNYC's Studio 360, The Onion News Network, Curtis Fox Productions, Antenna Audio, and El Taller Latino Americano. He studied music composition and English literature at Grinnell College and got his start in radio as a teenager, co-producing The Breakfast Club on KUOM 770 AM (Radio K) in the Twin Cities.
- The piece is structured around the "buzznote" sound which is reversed, stretched, and then embellished with musical gestures based on ideas from the interview tape.
- Additional samples include: Rosalia playing her Pájaro Volador.
Book Odds invited anyone/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by (and named after) song titles from The Books' record The Way Out, and including samples from their library of musical bits, strange phrases and sonic doodads. Read more about and listen to other Book Odds submissions.