Saffron Summerfield is a musician, singer, sound artist and lifetime birdwatcher. She will be bringing her talk “When Birds Sing” to St Johns Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN on Wednesday 17th April at 7.30pm.
In 2007 Saffron was Artist In Residence at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. She became intrigued when a Robin sang close to her window along with her guitar and recorded both to create a duet. Thus began her journey into researching bird songs and calls. How can a tiny bird like our Wren sing 100 notes within 8 seconds? How many composers have been inspired by listening to bird song? Why does the dawn chorus have such an emotional and calming effect on some humans?
With the dawn chorus now beginning to gather steam, the talk will answer such questions and more whilst also giving us tips on identifying bird songs and calls. This fascinating and revealing talk will feature many of Saffron’s field recordings and photos.
All are welcome to the evening. There is a charge on the door of £3 for non-members of the RSPB Cambridge Group.