About B I R D
B I R D is a website that was originally created for a seminar in the application of semiotics to music analysis taught by Dr. David Bard-Schwarz at the University of North Texas in the Fall of 2019. The work was featured as an on-site installation at the 2019 LaTex Electroacoustic Music Festival. The work owes a great deal to Jennifer Walshe's Aisteach.org or Historical Documents of the Irish Avant-Garde and to the theories of Charles Sanders Pierce, Ferdinand de Saussure, Roland Barthes, and Jacques Derrida. A more detailed discussion of the work is contained in the file below. This file is the document I wrote as an accompaniment to the site as part of the seminar, a somewhat glancing, but accurate depiction of my approach to the project. This document is still in the state in which it was originally written for the class. It has not been updated to address a more general audience.