A beautiful experiment featuring recorded bird calls, which are then fed into a computer which transforms them into particle effects.
The resulting explosions of light, shape, and color are as startling and lovely as a wild bird that suddenly lands on your shoulder.
The artist, Andy Thomas, has a posted many experimental films on Vimeo made by using the same method. His art is quite beautiful regardless of the source of his sound recordings. His “Acid Spider” was actually one of my favorites.
There is some even more amazing work at Nature Remixed, his personal website, which features a lot more info on his source material, process, etc.. Anyone who loves art and the possibilities of the modern age should check him out.