Disquiet Junto 0385 Audubonus Instrumentum

When the Junto arrived, I imagined a sort of bird from speculative fiction.

Jorge Luis Borges writes in his compendium Book of Imaginary Beings about the musicians of Simurgh and their avian backing tracks.

The Bodgy Budgie breed of birds so substantially cornered and dominated the market in caged rhythms that the term ‘pigeonholed’ came into their music vernacular.

The backlash led many jams in Simurgh to be agitated by artificial means, as an aid to improvisation.

Some musicians explored their felines and Bassling popularised ‘dropping a cat among the pigeons’ – or, as it became simply known, The Drop.

"Sometimes a few birds, a horse, have saved the ruins of an amphitheater." — Jorge Luis Borges