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Andrew Bird plays the Guggenheim

Article: Andrew Bird plays the Guggenheim

Before musician Andrew Bird stepped onto the small stage at the bottom of the Guggenheim rotunda for the second installation of their Dark Sounds summer concert series, the packed crowd had a chance to peruse a field of Victrola-style speakers arranged into groupings of 3-foot tall ‘hornlings’ and a few impressive 8-footers, playing the sounds of crickets. The brightly-colored mouths of the speakers – red, orange, gold – took on the feel of a garden at sunset and transformed what was essentially a bunch of amplifiers into an audiovisual landscape of organic forms.