This particular episode revolves around a trip to the vet with Idoru the cat, during which we share a delightful conversation around topics of the day.
This chat sets the scene for a program interspersing transspecies musing with tracks from a new album called ‘Crane Cries’, which revolves around a live recording emulating the sounds and intentions of cranes through string improvisation and unusual techniques, by the quartet of Estonian violinist Elo Masing, German violinist Dietrich Petzold, Portuguese violist and cellist Ernesto and Guilherme Rodrigues, who name each of the 8 tracks after the behaviour of cranes, forming a flock, migration, fighting, ritual dancing, and nesting.
This conflation of the chat with a cat on a bicycle, and the avian themed avant guard music is purely coincidental, and only came about when isotopicee Elo Masing sent this latest release hot off the presses from Berlin, which is available as a limited edition from various online outlets including Ernesto Rodrigues’ Bandcamp site here
As it turned out Idoru was not unwell, and her recent strange behaviour was simply one of those cat things, although the vet (at the amazing and wonderful animal charity The Blue Cross) mentioned several time that Idoru was fat….
Subsequently our new crash diet seems to have bought out the hidden kitten in both Voltaire and Idoru, and we have entered an exciting and new athletic phase under the aeroplane wing here at Phlight