17. The Bird Fancier’s Delight with Sarah Angliss

A composer, inventor and historian of sound and the uncanny – Sarah Angliss’ music reflects her lifelong obsession with defunct technology, faded variety acts and English folklore. In this talk she discusses the practices of training animals to mimic human behaviour, language and song.

Hoover the Talking Seal

Jacko the Talking Fish

Learned Pig

Clever Hans

The Serinette by Chardin


Sparky the Budgie

More Notes on Sarah’s web-site