Making birdsong music

Making birdsong music

ABC Australia

PhD student Jean-Michel Maujean is recording the melodic calls of Australian songbirds and transforming them into classical compositions.

Jean-Michel spends days at a time camping in Western Australia’s remote forests, recording the tuneful chirps of species like the Golden Whistler and Noisy Scrub Bird. He used specialist equipment like a parabolic dish to capture high quality recordings of distant birdsong, which is then fed into a 3D Spectrogram. This computer software creates a visual representation of the birdsong, which Jean-Michel uses as a compositional and performance aid. Later this year the finished compositions will be performed at a recital using instruments made by Jean-Michel, including 3D printed flutes and a ‘PV Cello’. Jean-Michel says birdsong first originated in Australia, so the project is a celebration of a home-grown phenomenon. “Some people think there’s no new music anymore, that all ideas have been used up, so I figure let’s look at the birds and see what they have to say about that because there’s plenty of new ideas that we can come up with,” he says.

Chunks of vocabulary to learn from video

  • It’s been recognised that
  • First evolved
  • The rich biodiversity
  • Locally and recorded birdsong
  • Music creation
  • I am studying a PhD (A doctorate or doctor’s degree – [from Latin doctor, “teacher”] or doctoral degree
  • Performing Arts
  • Out in the field
  • Recording birds
  • These various tools that I can employ
  • Somewhere in the distance
  • Clean music like sound
  • Squawk or Quack
  • I’m also open to recommendations
  • Bird species
  • Make a recording
  • Send it through
  • Pitch up a tent
  • It’s a way to look at sound
  • Play music
  • Sing along with birds
  • All ideas have been used up
  • And what not
  • New ideas we can come up with

The revised ECPE exam * as of May 2021

The revised ECPE exam * as of May 2021

May 2021 ECPE Test Specifications
The following table provides detailed information about the ECPE revisions. Refer to the notes column to see the specific changes or an indication that there is no change to that part of the exam. The updated exams will remain at the same proficiency level, and the overall level of difficulty and standards will not change. The revised exams will be offered for the first time in May 2021. Until then, the tests will remain exactly the same.

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The revised ECCE exam * as of May 2021

The revised ECCE exam * as of May 2021

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May 2021 ECCE Test Specifications
The following table provides detailed information about the ECCE revisions. Refer to the notes column to see the specific changes or an indication that there is no change to that part of the exam. The updated exams will remain at the same proficiency level, and the overall level of difficulty and standards will not change. The revised exams will be offered for the first time in May 2021. Until then, the tests will remain exactly the same.

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Top 10 words of 2020

Top 10 words of 2020

BBC Learning English

Keep your English up to date with our guide to the top 10 English words of the year! Watch and learn the most important and useful English vocabulary of 2020: from ‘mute’ to ‘lockdown’, we take a close look at the key English words we’ve been using in this most unusual of years!  READ MORE

#Vocabulary #2020 #BBCLearningEnglish

What are your resolutions for the New Year?

What are your resolutions for the New Year?

Montreal Gazette

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Erase 2020 from the face of the Earth
  • I hope I can travel
  • To visit my daughter in Europe
  • Health for everyone
  • A little more freedom to move around
  • To travel somewhere
  • To take a summer vacation
  • Keep very upbeat
  • Walked a lot
  • I’m a very social person
  • I’ve missed the interaction
  • Try and stay positive
  • Be a good citizen
  • Wearing the mask
  • Doing all the required stuff
  • Buying local
  • Just do it any time of the year
Are you ready for the ECCE exam ?

Are you ready for the ECCE exam ?

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ECCE Volume 1002 – Sample Test Booklet

Part 1 – audio file

Part 2 – audio file

Answer Sheet for the ECCE Sample Test

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We can’t wait to see you again

We can’t wait to see you again

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2020 may have thrown our travel plans off course, but a new year calls for renewed resolutions and fresh hopes for seeing the world once more. What are some of your travel resolutions for the new year? #ANewYearRenewedResolutions

#2021#NewYear

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A little love

A little love

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A little love goes a long way. Let’s connect and fill the new year with kindness.

#2021#NewYear

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