I’ve got you under my skin, a collaboration with [<(blue eyes)-b.e> (b.)]

Canaries build their songs from the sounds they hear, usually as youths they listen to their fathers (males are the singers) and when they come into maturity they take basic portions of his song and form their own. Canaries aren’t like parrots however and don’t mimic sounds, it’s more like they riff off of them. In may 2013 I picked (b.) up from a breeder on the outskirts of Chicago. (b.) was still young enough to have not formed a song. For the next six months I played Frank Sinatra singing “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” for him at least once a day, careful to minimize any other musical input.This pressing is (b.) after he built his song.

*the video playing as the background is the translation of his song into notes we understand.

*John Berger, (1980). “About looking, Why look at animals”, Writers and readers publishing Cooperative, London.
*Jacques Lacan, Tenth Seminar, "L'angoisse," 1962–1963
*Waldemar Januszczak (2005-09-25). "Congo the chimpanzee".
*Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild, BioScience (2002) 52 (10): 891-904.
*Husky Dog talking-I love you-Youtube.