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For The Birds: The Birdsong Project Features 242 Original Recordings By Leading Artists Inspired By Birdsong

For The Birds: The Birdsong Project Features 242 Original Recordings By Leading Artists Inspired By Birdsong / Listen To Volume I

Listen To Volume I TODAY HERE


Featuring Original Contributions By Adam Horovitz, Alaska Reid & A.G. Cook, Alex Somers, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Atlas Sound & L’Rain, Beck, Cassandra Jenkins, Dan Deacon, Elvis Costello, Esperanza Spalding, Flaming Lips, Haden Triplets, Jeff Tweedy, Jim James, Josh Kaufman, Julia Holter, Julianna Barwick, Kamasi Washington, Karen Elson, Karen O, Kurt Vile, Makaya McCraven, Mark Ronson, Mary Lattimore, Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni, Mike Campbell, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Stephin Merritt, Terry Riley, Tyondai Braxton, UNKLE, Yo-Yo Ma & Many More


Spoken Word Contributions From Alice Waters, Bette Midler, Danielle Haim, Florence Welch, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Jelani Cobb, Olivia Wilde, Matthew McConaughey, Natasha Lyonne, Regina King, Robert Pattinson, Sean Penn, Tilda Swinton, Tim Blake Nelson, Toni Collette, Wally Wolodarsky & More


Produced By Grammy Award-Winning Producer/Music Supervisor Randall Poster 


To Be Released Digitally Over 5 Volumes Starting Today And As Limited Edition 20-LP Deluxe Box Set


100% Of Proceeds Benefit National Audubon Society, Draws Attention To Threats Facing Bird Populations


Partnerships & Events Confirmed With Warby Parker, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Lotusland



Download Artwork Additional Artwork Here


May 20, 2022For the Birds: The Birdsong Project is an expansive collection of 242 recordings inspired by birdsong. It represents a remarkable assemblage of diverse talents across the creative community to support an important cause, including GRAMMY, Oscar, Emmy, Pulitzer, Peabody and James Beard Award winners: Adam Horovitz, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Beck, Cassandra Jenkins, Dan Deacon, Elvis Costello, Esperanza Spalding, Flaming Lips, Haden Triplets, Jeff Tweedy, Jim James, Julia Holter, Julianna Barwick, Kamasi Washington, Karen O, Kurt Vile, Atlas Sound & L’Rain, Makaya McCraven, Mark Ronson, Mary Lattimore, Nick Cave, Stephin Merritt, Terry Riley, Tyondai Braxton, UNKLE, Yo-Yo Maand many more. The project includes all original music aside from Thomas Bartlett remixes of Yoko Ono/ANOHNI and Philip Glass, as well as an Elliot Bergman remix of Alice Coltrane's “Turiya.” Interspersed with the original music tracks that were recorded and donated to this project are works by writers ranging from Jonathan Franzen, Maggie Smith, Ocean Vuong, and Mary Oliver, recited by Alice Waters, Bette Midler, Florence Welch, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Jelani Cobb, Matthew McConaughey, Natasha Lyonne, Olivia Wilde, Regina King, Robert Pattinson, Sean Penn, Tilda Swinton, Tim Blake Nelson, Toni Collette and more.

The Birdsong Project was produced by Randall Poster, the Grammy Award-winning producer and music supervisor known for his longtime work with Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese, plus star-studded contemporary tribute albums to Buddy Holly, Fleetwood Mac and others. Poster was inspired to celebrate birdsong from his friend and album Executive Producer Rebecca Reagan, who brought a grand creative vision and wisdom to the project. The first Volume of the 5-Volume collection is now available to stream on all platforms. Volumes 2-5 will be released monthly, concluding with Volume 5 being released in September. This collection will also be released as a limited edition 20-LP deluxe box set, which includes a 60-page book featuring an essay by musician-ornithologist Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater and a package bursting with paintings and illustrations of birds by well-known artists.    

Preview three selections from For the Birds: The Birdsong Project:

Listen / Watch “Bird Calling” - Mark Ronson featuring Damon Albarn & Wale

Watch / “Archangel” - Beck

Watch / “Fly On” - Karen Elson 

Read more in The New York Times 

“Like many during the height of the COVID pandemic nature became a soothing balm to the chaos and uncertainty,” says Karen Elson. “During these times I had genuine moments of reflection and noticed things about the physical world which had gone unnoticed for too long. The owls in my back yard at sundown calling each to other, the hummingbirds bustling in the wisteria, the bluebirds nesting by my front door. As the world turned inward and the background static of our lives muted, the natural world reminded us that it's always been here but we as humans so often miss the magic that is always around us. It’s such an honor to be a part of the Birdsong Project with so many incredible artists, simply for the pleasure of the birds and the inspiration they bring.”

“This should be so very obvious; without birds we would be knee-deep in worms, swarmed by bugs, the trees bereft of song. The least we can do is raise our voices in praise or lament. I’m grateful to Randall for asking me to join his magnificent flock,” says Elvis Costello. 

“It was an honor and delight to participate in this beautiful project,” says Olivia Wilde. "This is truly a singular collection of music and poetry that has never before been collected on this scale. Reading the poetry of Ada Limon into a microphone at Electric Lady Studios was a dream. It’s a thrill to be a part of the Birdsong creative collective.”

While in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, Poster became much more aware of birdlife and birdsong around him as New York City settled into a troubling quiet. He came to better understand the profound threat to birdlife caused by disappearing habitats and climate change, and set out to draw attention to this crisis by working with the creative community to celebrate the beauty of birdsong. Birdsong provided Poster with what he calls a “magical distraction” during a frightening time. A herculean effort to assemble, he has spent nearly two years working to compile these recordings - which are fascinating and often verge into the meditative and experimental, with many musical genres represented.  

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Audubon Society, the world’s oldest environmental society dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats. A partnership with Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has also been announced, for a multi-disciplinary exhibit and learning experience that will run from June 11-October 23. Additional gala and educational events will take place with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (in conjunction with the re-opening of the Hall of Oceanic Birds in 2023) as well as a Lotusland gala in Montecito, CA this September. To help foster an awareness of—and love for—birds in future generations, The Birdsong Project has partnered with eyewear brand Warby Parker to donate 20,000 limited-edition "Birdoculars" to a number of cultural institutions that support the conservation of the natural world and its avian inhabitants.  

"Celebrating the arts is core to us at Warby Parker, and we’ve collaborated with Randy on many creative projects over the years. We’re thrilled to support the expansive and educational compendium that is The Birdsong Project. It’s been fascinating to see the work of incredible musicians, poets, and artists come together to underscore the importance of preserving plants and ecosystems for all birdlife—members of the animal kingdom we’ve always been envious of given their exceptional eyesight." - Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO, Neil Blumenthal

“I’m awed by the overwhelming artistic response to this unique project,” says Randall Poster . “Their creation of so many thoughtful and distinct recordings, united in birdsong, is a wonder unto itself. My hope is for the project to increase awareness of threats to bird populations, and I’m honored to support the Audubon Society’s essential work in conservation.”

“Birds bring boundless joy into our lives through their music, their colors and their flight. Birds also tell us about the health of our own communities and the world we share,” said Dr. Elizabeth Gray, CEO of Audubon. “Their message for us is serious: We must act decisively to protect our air, water, climate and natural spaces to ensure birds have the places they need – that we all need – to survive and thrive in the future. Everyone has a part to play in making a better world, and we are so thankful for the extraordinary and generous outpouring of creativity to bring The Birdsong Project to life.”


About Randall Poster

Randall Poster is one of the most highly sought-after music supervisors in the film and television industries. Over the last three decades, he has bolstered the work of some of the world’s most innovative film directors.

In 1996, Poster produced the soundtrack for Larry Clark’s groundbreaking film KIDS, a foray into music supervision that led to high-profile collaborations in independent and commercial cinema. His selective, distinctive ear has been essential to the musical identities of critically acclaimed films including SCHOOL OF ROCK (Richard Linklater), COUNTRY STRONG (Shana Feste), MEET THE PARENTS (Jay Roach), THE HANGOVER PARTS I, II and III (Todd Phillips), and VELVET GOLDMINE (Todd Haynes). Poster has also lent his skills and musical insights to the works of directors Sam Mendes, Olivia Wilde, Danny Boyle, Karyn Kusama, Antonio Campos, Kevin Smith, Harmony Korine, and Sean Penn.

Poster has been an essential participant in shaping the unique aesthetic of all of Wes Anderson’s films; supervising the scores and soundtracks from 1998’s RUSHMORE to 2014’s GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, to the upcoming ASTEROID CITY. Poster has also developed musical identities for many of Martin Scorsese’s biggest recent projects, including films HUGO, THE AVIATOR, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, and the hit HBO series BOARDWALK EMPIRE and VINYL. In 2011, Poster’s work on the BOARDWALK EMPIRE soundtrack earned him a GRAMMY Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack. Poster won a second GRAMMY for his role in producing the soundtrack to THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Poster is currently at work on Mr. Scorsese’s KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON.


Poster’s work will soon be heard in Olivia Wilde’s DON’T WORRY DARLING, Scott Cooper’s PALE BLUE EYE, and new films by Sam Mendes, Davis Guggenheim, and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky. 


About The Executive Producers


Elliot Bergman is a musician and artist living in Chicago and Los Angeles. After studying Jazz, Composition, and Gamelan music at the University of Michigan, he has been an active part of the creative music scenes in Brooklyn and Chicago while touring extensively with his groups Wild Belle and NOMO. He has also performed and recorded with Beck, Iron and Wine, Yeasayer, Cage the Elephant, and His Name is Alive. His musical and visual art practices are uniquely intertwined. His early training in metal work led to experimentation with material and sound and the production of bronze bells and sound sculptures. He has exhibited his work at The Marciano Art Foundation In Los Angeles, The Depaul Art Museum in Chicago, and at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C..



Stewart Lerman is a Bronx born NY based 2x Grammy winning(3x nominated) music producer and recording/mix engineer who has produced over 100 albums and worked on countless movie and TV soundtracks.

He has worked with such artists as Patti Smith, Loudon Wainwright, Elvis Costello, The Roches, Shawn Colvin, Sharon Van Etten, etc. In the film and TV world he has worked with directors Martin Scorcese, Woody Allen, Barry Levinson, Wes Anderson, Amy Sherman-Palladino, to name a few.    



Musician, visual artist, and writer, Lee Ranaldo co-founded Sonic Youth in 1981, and has been active both in New York and Internationally for 40 years as composer, performer and producer; also exhibiting visual art worldwide and publishing several books of journals, poetry and writings on music. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer, Contre Jour, have been large scale, multi-projection sound and light events with suspended electric guitar phenomena that challenge the usual performer/audience relationship. Most recent album In Virus Times, an instrumental acoustic piece in four parts, was released in November 2021 on Mute Records, A new collaborative quartet album with Jim Jarmusch, Churning of the Ocean, was released by Trost Records in May 2021. Sonic Youth released new compilation IN/OUT/IN in March 2022 on Three Lobed Records. Previous album Names of North End Women – a collaboration with Raul Refree - was released in February 2020 on Mute. Lives and works in New York City



Rebecca Reagan is an LA-based executive producer, advisor at Kiss the Ground, and cofounder of the Ecuador non-profit Amazon Healing.  She is a multidisciplinary creator, who values the potential of global listening, empathy in communities, and accessible education, to support the ecological well-being of our planet and all beings.  Rebecca is also a mother, meditator, and tea enthusiast/curator.


About The National Audubon Society 

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon’s vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at and @audubonsociety.


About Warby Parker

Founded in 2010, Warby Parker is an eyewear brand with a mission: to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style. Warby Parker believes in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses they sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through the company's Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. To date, over 10 million pairs have been distributed.


For the Birds: The Birdsong Project – Complete Track List




1. Wood Dove - Performed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis 

2. Archangel - Performed by Beck

3. Seeds - Performed by Alaska Reid and A. G. Cook

4. The Morning - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Danielle Haim

5. Fly On - Performed by Karen Elson

6. Fly Away (With the Songs) - Performed by Michael Rother & Vittoria Maccabruni



1. On the Wing - Performed by Jim James

2. Honey, in the Wild - Performed by Josh Kaufman feat. Annie Nero

3. Unbroken Wing - Performed by Mike Campbell

4. Migration of Birds - Written by Gary Snyder. Read by Wally Wolodarsky

5. May 18th 1929 Lost - Performed by Alex Somers




1. Bird Calling - Performed by Mark Ronson feat. Damon Albarn & Wale

2. One for Sorrow - Performed by UNKLE

3. Once Let Free - Performed by Emily Cross

4. Kyoto: March - Written by Gary Snyder. Read by Jelani Cobb

5. Sanctuary - Performed by Beach House

6. Welcome Morning - Written by Anne Sexton. Read by Natalie Bergman



1. Mine Is Not Your Beauty - Performed by Uwade

2. Birds for Phil - Performed by Spring Summer

3. Una Melodía - Performed by El Búho feat. Emilie Basez

4. Bone’s Lament - Performed by Darius Christian & Reginald Chapman

5. Nouns of Assemblage - Performed by Blake Mills

6. Elsewhere Bird - Performed by Richard Reed Parry

7. The Garden - Written by Mark Strand. Read by Tennessee Thomas




1. Counting Birds - Written by Jim Harrison. Read by Sean Penn

2. Kachofugetsu - Performed by Kaoru Watanabe

3. St. Francis and the Birds - Performed by Terry Riley

4. Birdsong - Performed by Tawiah

5. Crow Dialectic - Performed by Elliot Bergman



1. A Grandchild's Song for Robins in Year Two of Pandemic - Performed by Ray Young Bear

2. When the Birds Were Banished from the Palace - Written by Saoirse Stice. Read by Jack Kornfield

3. Birds Return - Performed by Hatis Noit

4. Salt Point - Performed by Tyondai Braxton

5. Forty Songs - Performed by Lee Ranaldo. Lyrics by Michael McClure

6. Wounded Bird - Performed by Kurt Vile




1. Cuckoo Song - Performed by Jarvis Cocker

2. Cuckoo Bird - Performed by The Haden Triplets

3. Hummingbird - Written by Raymond Carver. Read by Donald Ray Pollock

4. Hum Hum Hum - Performed by Karen O

5. Whistling in the Dark - Performed by Molly Lewis

6. Sparrow - Written by Norman MacCaig. Read by Tilda Swinton



1. Oreals - Performed by Rudresh Mahanthappa

2. Fly Catcher - Performed by James McAlister

3. State Bird - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Mickey Sumner

4. The Calling - Performed by Nick Rhodes & Wendy Bevan

5. Bluebirds (2021 Acoustic Version) - Performed by Adam Green

6. Why Does the Girl Bird Sing - Performed by Suzzy Roche





1. Birdsong for Randy - Performed by Dan Deacon 

2. When the Sun Explodes - Performed by Very Nice Person

3. Weird Bird - Written by Shel Silverstein. Read by Bobby Cannavale

4. And Your Bird Can Sing / The Birds Will Be Singing - Performed by Elvis Costello

5. Lucifer Hummingbird - Performed by The Flaming Lips

6. Who (Don't Look Back) - Performed by Andrew Wyatt

7. California Towhee - Written and read by Jonathan Franzen 



1. Open Window - Performed by Michael Uzowuru 

2. tori no uta - Performed by Aska Matsumiya

3. Two Arms - Performed by Le Ren

4. Sparrow, Sparrow, What Did You Say? - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Molly Rosen

5. Your Birthday at the Huntington - Performed by Mary Lattimore

6. Are We - Written and read by Jorie Graham




1. The Hawk & the Crow - Performed by Olivia Chaney

2. Bell Minor - Performed by Jeff Tweedy

3. Broom - Written by Jim Harrison. Read by Matthew McConaughey

4. Godswits - Performed by Mark Mulcahy

5. Red Tailed Hawk - Performed by Inara George and Van Dyke Parks

6. Great Blue Heron - Performed by Calexico



1. Trying To Get Out - Performed by Siddhartha Khosla

2. Hope Is a Feather - Performed by Ganavya

3. Birdsong - Performed by Ramesh & Jason Chronis

4. Black Cherries - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Alice Waters

5. Stations Parallel - Performed by Sam Prekop

6. Kwitaro Backbone - Performed by Shearwater




1. Wild Geese - Written by Mary Oliver. Read by Florence Welch 

2. Overview - Performed by CUP (Yuka C. Honda & Nels Cline) 

3. The Gospel of Oke - Performed by Ebe Oke 

4. One Eye Open - Performed by Douglas Dare feat. EERA 

5. Theme for Flight - Performed by Cecile Believe

6. Hyper Happy - Performed by Eleanor Friedberger 

7. Good Bones - Written by Maggie Smith. Read by Natasha Lyonne 



1. V Formation - Performed by Buzzy Lee

2. The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write - Written by Gregory Orr. Read by Ann Beattie

3. TINSELTOWN - Performed by Girlpool

4. If I Were a Kookaburra - Performed by Stephin Merritt 

5. Ostrich Walk - Performed by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks 

6. The Hidden Singer - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Bob Balaban

7. Birds and Piano - Performed by Michael Penn




1. A Dark Thing inside the Day - Written by Linda Gregg. Read by Robert Pattinson

2. Tomorrow - Performed by Hania Rani

3. In the Gale - Performed by Yo-Yo Ma. Composed by Anna Clyne 

4. Winter’s Blessing - Written by John Kelly. Read by Brady Corbet 

5. The Maddening Hour, or Ode to Owl - Performed by Isabella Summers

6. Evening Chorus (Live in the Bluebell Woods) - Performed by Cosmo Sheldrake

7. LSD - Written by Alex Dimitrov. Read by Jeff Goldblum



1. Strong but Fail - Performed by Roddy Bottum

2. Love High Noon - Performed by Claude Fontaine

3. Good To See - Performed by Seu Jorge & Flor

4. Wefoch (Birds) - Performed by Dexter Story

5. The Sparrow - Written by William Carlos Williams. Read by Tim Blake Nelson





1. Turiya (For the Birds remix) - Performed by Alice Coltrane

2. The Bird - Written and read by David Cale

3. Of Mere Being - Performed by Thomas Bartlett

4. Hanover Birds - Performed by Poppy Ackroyd

5. The Day Is Done - Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Chelsie Diane



1. Hymn for Four Birds - Performed by Paul Cantelon

2. Dawn Chorus - Performed by SQÜRL

3. Sonic Woodland: Dawn Chorus (excerpt) - Performed by Hidden Orchestra feat. Tim Southorn 

4. Wild Swans - Written by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Read by Lorrie Moore

5. Birdies for RP - Performed by Emile Haynie

6. To the New Year - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Regina King




1. The Conditional - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Wendell Pierce

2. Strictly for the Birds - Performed by Hawley & LOZAC'H

3. The Little Bird - Performed by Natalie Bergman 

4. Pinions of a Dove - Performed by Rayna Gellert

5. Little Birdie - Performed by Loudon Wainwright III 

6. Black Cherries - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Greta Gerwig

7. my dove, to sleep - Performed by Vanbur 



1. Carolina Turtledove - Performed by Joachim Cooder 

2. The Sandhill Cranes of Nebraska - Written by Billy Collins. Read by Conor Oberst 

3. Thornbird - Performed by Daniel Lanois 

4. Ka - Performed by Devendra Banhart 

5. Highway Psithurism - Performed by Meg Baird 

6. Far Rockaway - Performed by Stuart Bogie 

7. Looking for Mushrooms at Sunrise - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Antonio Campos




1. Seven in the Woods - Written by Jim Harrison. Read by Jason Schwartzman

2. 136 Syllables at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center - Written by Allen Ginsberg. Read by Larry Ratso Sloman 

3. Perth to Melbourne - Performed by Stella Donnelly

4. Flight to the Sun - Performed by Koa Kalish

5. Skylark - Performed by Wyldest

6. They Ask Me - Written and read by Jorie Graham

7. For Octavia Butler - Performed by Atlas Sound & L’Rain

8. Pasadena Parrots - Performed by Adrock



1. Morning Maggie - Performed by Carla dal Forno

2. Noah's Raven - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by John Burnham Schwartz 

3. Diamond Dove - Performed by Gyða Valtýsdóttir

4. Kookaburra Boogie - Performed by Thurston Moore & Wobbly

5. Nightbird - Performed by Marcelo Zarvos

6. In May - Written by Adam Zagajewski. Read by Sandor Katz

7. For the Birds - Performed by Makaya McCraven 




1. Before the World - Performed by Laurie Anderson 

2. Mr. Sparrow - Performed by John Cale

3. Dawn Revisited - Written and read by Rita Dove

4. Altamira Oriole - Performed by Woodkid 

5. Baepholus - Performed by Ben Lukas Boysen

6. How Many Nights - Written by Galway Kinnell. Read by Michelle Williams



1. Goldfinch Yodel - Performed by Arthur Jeffes 

2. Birds - Performed by Koreless 

3. Feather - Performed by Masayoshi Fujita 

4. Loon Song - Performed by Eluvium 

5. Secret Life - Written by Li-Young Lee. Read by Nana Mensah

6. Arada - Performed by Meara O'Reilly 





1. Not-Yet - Written by Jane Hirshfield. Read by Victoria Legrand 

2. Monteverde September 08 - Performed by The Album Leaf 

3. Birdsong Call - Performed by Nick Zinner 

4. Rare Birds - Performed by Andrew Bird

5. Bobcats, Beetles, Owls - Written by Jane Hirshfield. Read by Jane Alexander 



1. Diary - Performed by Juliette Commagere 

2. Cuckoo - Performed by Sam Amidon 

3. Sorrow Is Not My Name - Written by Ross Gay. Read by Suzan-Lori Parks

4. County Route 41 - Performed by Cassandra Jenkins

5. Birdsong - Performed by Steve Gunn




1. Bye Bye Birdy - Performed by Mark Mothersbaugh 

2. The Sparrows of Butyrka - Written by Irena Ratushinskaya. Read by George Saunders 

3. Alula - Performed by GEORGIA 

4. Mourning Dove in Buoyancy - Performed by Haley Fohr feat. Rob Frye 

5. The Ayaymama Bird - Performed by Elvis Perkins 

6. Boy With a Headset - Written and read by Edward Hirsch



1. Wild Birds in an Imagined Canoga Park With Lakes and Trees in Place of Streets and Buildings - Performed by Carlos Niño & Nate Mercereau feat. Kamasi Washington

2. Intone - Performed by Midori Hirano

3. In Wiry Winter - Written by James Schuyler. Read by Graydon Carter

4. Avi Sinistra - Performed by ROB

5. Central Park - Performed by Doug Wieselman

6. Birdy - Performed by Daniel Blumberg & Billy Steiger

7. BIRDSLAND - Performed by Arturo O'Farrill 

8. To This May - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Cazzie David




1. Aure, Deh, Per Piertà - Performed by Anthony Roth Costanzo

2. Hope Is a Thing With Feathers - Performed by Angela McCluskey & The Cantelon Ensemble 

3. Coming - Written by Philip Larkin. Read by Sam Mendes 

4. Many Worlds - Performed by Robert Ames

5. I Put on My Fur Coat - Written by Jane Wong. Read by Sofia Subercaseaux

6. Planeaciones - Performed by Angélica Negrón



1. Wingspan - Performed by Briana Marela 

2. Poems - Written by Ruth Stone. Read by Edwina von Gal 

3. Jacob Riis - Stuart Bogie and Domenica Fossati. Performed by Domenica Fossati 

4. Used Beak - Performed by Craig Wedren 

5. ‘sweet spring is your - Written by E. E. Cummings. Read by John Lithgow

6. Pettirosso - Daniele Luppi. Performed by Giacomo Bianchi




1. Voice & Birds - Performed by Anton Pearson (Squid)

2. Lies About Sea Creatures - Written by Ada Limón. Read by Olivia Wilde

3. The Owl of Cranston - Performed by Julian Lage & Bill Frisell 

4. Tanager Time - Performed by Mac McCaughan 

5. Montezuma Oropendola - Performed by Chris Watson

6. In the World - Written by Brigid Lowry. Read by Toni Collette



1. Tweetstorm - Performed by Chilly Gonzales

2. Abide - Written by Jake Adam York. Read by Jarvis Cocker

3. Keep Me Warm (Crèche) - Performed by Julia Holter 

4. Migration - Performed by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith 

5. Kría - Performed by Jana Winderen 

6. The Wild Geese - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Michael Pollan





1. For the Robin on My Porch - Written by Andrea Potos. Read by Bette Midler 

2. May Birds - Performed by Nico Muhly 

3. Etude No. 2 (Thomas Bartlett remix) - Composed by Philip Glass. Performed by Maki Namekawa 

4. Beginning - Written by W.S. Merwin. Read by Stephen Park 

5. Passerine - Performed by Balmorhea



1. Here - Written by Kim Addonizio. Read by Odessa Young

2. Mourning Dove - Performed by Holland Andrews 

3. One Heart - Written by Li-Young Lee. Read by Christiane Amanpour 

4. Perched - Performed by Anna Clyne feat. Nathalie Joachim 

5. Syrinx - Performed by Daniel Thorne 

6. Toy Boat - Written and read by Ocean Vuong 




1. I was popular in certain circles… - Written and read by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

2. Strange Signals From Jerry the Wood Pigeon - Performed by Peter Broderick

3. Birdbrain - Performed by David Van Tieghem 

4. Ode to the Hummingbird - Written by Pablo Neruda. Read by Daryl Hannah

5. Bells and Birds - Performed by Alexandre Desplat 



1. Skylarks & Magpies - Performed by Bibio

2. End-of-Summer Haibun - Written by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. Read by Winslow Bright

3. Screech for Scratch - Performed by Annie Gosfield

4. Rørsanger - Performed by David Rothenberg and Benedicte Maurseth

5. Sandpiper - Written by Elizabeth Bishop. Read by Michael Keaton

6. Silver Horns - Performed by Sarah Davachi




1. An Exercise in Love - Written by Diane Di Prima. Read by Riley Keough

2. Brown Thrasher - Performed by Animal Collective 

3. Chant for the Swinging Swallows - Performed by My Cat Is An Alien

4. Coast - Written by Alice Jones. Read by Grace Gummer

5. In Her Secret Garden - Performed by Julianna Barwick

6. emu808 - Performed by Sam Gendel 



1. Now Is the Time - Performed by Money Mark

2. Cocoa Morning - Written by Bob Kaufman. Read by Adrien Brody

3. Calthra - Performed by Tommy Guerrero 

4. Morning Rituals - Performed by Shabaka Hutchings feat. Esperanza Spalding

5. Redbird Love - Written and read by Joy Harjo 

6. The Ruined Spring - Performed by Zander Schloss




1. I Love You Earth (Thomas Bartlett remix) - Performed by ANOHNI & YOKO ONO

2. Murmuration - Performed by Robert M Thomas x Daisy Chute

3. St Kevin and the Blackbird - Written by Seamus Heaney. Read by Liam Neeson

4. Thirow Dio - Performed by Mamadou Kelly

5. Grus Grus - Performed by Evan Parker & John Coxon

6. Star and Crescent - Written by Kenneth Rexroth. Read by Elliot Bergman



1. Mockingbird Song - Performed by Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi

2. Morning Calls - Performed by Carter Burwell

3. [“Always in the distance”] - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Randall Poster

4. [“The cherries turn ripe, ripe,”] - Written by Wendell Berry. Read by Lili Taylor

5. Serenade at 2 - Performed by Anne Müller

6. paired: unpaired - Music by Oliver Coates. Performed by Rosa Arnold and Jeanita Vriens of the Ragazze Quartet

7. Re: Happiness, in Pursuit Thereof - Written by C. D. Wright. Read by Hailey Benton Gates