Wild Up Conversations | Richard Valitutto on playing Messiaen

Richard Valitutto talks about performing Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques on Ornithology at the Armory, January 14, 2012. Messiaen is one Richard’s favorite composers: the craft of composition, the spirituality, the intuitive musicianship. Richard discusses ins and outs of learning this concerto and the crows have something to say about this transcribed bird song, too.