‘Like them, we’re fragile’: how Randall Poster assembled his star-packed birdsong project

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The esteemed music supervisor enlisted stars reminiscent of Mark Ronson, Nick Cave, Beck, Sean Penn and Tilda Swinton for an formidable new venture

In the early days of Covid, when lockdowns held tight, even the loudest cities fell into silence. With all that clamor cleared away, other sounds crammed the air. For New York Metropolis native Randall Poster, probably the most enchanting of them got here from the hawks, cuckoos and warblers that would lastly be heard above the din. “Amid the quiet, I turned more conscious of all of the birdsong round us,” Poster informed the Guardian. “Additionally, throughout a time when so much was unknown and darkish, searching the window and watching nature’s creatures continuing to thrive was comforting.”

It was also inspiring. For Poster, one of many film world’s most outstanding music supervisors who has worked with directors like Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese and Todd Haynes, the hoots and caws of birds inspired him, and the undertaking’s government producer Rebecca Reagan, to ask their wide selection of musical contacts in the event that they’d be eager about creating their very own odes to aviary life.

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