Nature's Melody: Are Bird Songs Music?

Mar 21, 2016

Bird songs play a big part in this week's Atlanta Science Festival.  The rhythmic sounds of birds have also inspired modern music compositions. On Second Thought producer Sean Powers joined some bird watchers at the Fernbank Museum in Atlanta to learn about the variety of chirps, tweets and calls in the state.

Then, we talk with musicologist Jonathan Kramer of North Carolina State University.  He explains whether it's  accurate to describe bird songs as music.