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Why musician Andrew Bird learned to appreciate isolation

Clip: 04/05/2019 | 3m 29s

Andrew Bird is a multi-instrumentalist who has created field recordings in a Utah canyon, a Lisbon aqueduct and the Los Angeles River. Known for his virtuosic violin playing and songwriting styles that defy traditional classification, Bird took an unusual approach to developing his music -- one that involved prolonged isolation. Bird offers his brief but spectacular take on playing to the room.

Aired: 04/05/19

Rating: NR

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