Giveaway: Win Andrew Bird tickets, autographed soundtrack

Photo by Nate Slevin

Never one to be shackled to just one artist outlet, Chicago looping violinist and whistler Andrew Bird currently has his talons in a variety of enterprises. From sonic art installations to tour documentaries, Bird has been spreading his wings wide. His next project to take flight is the movie Norman, for which he provided the original music and score. The film enters limited release on October 21st, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a pair of Andrew Bird-related prizes:

— A signed copy of the Andrew Bird-penned Norman soundtrack on CD.

— A pair of passes to one of Andrew Bird’s upcoming Northeast concerts:

10/12 – Rochester, NY @ Harro East Ballroom
10/13 – Troy, NY @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
10/14 – Concord, NH @ Chubb Theatre
10/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Bardavon 1869 Opera House
10/18 – Binghamton, NY @ Osterhout Concert Theater
10/20 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre

Two winners will be selected, so one will receive the CD and the other will get to see Andrew Bird live. Either way, you’ll be jamming to some sweet, folksy tunes from one of the modern masters. To enter, here’s what you have to do:

  • Go to the Norman Facebook page here.
  • Post a quote or image on their wall expressing the idea that “hope and help are real”.
  • Include this link in the wall posting:
  • Click “Enter Now” on the contest page here to fill out the contact information, and make sure to say, “Referred by Consequence of Sound”.

Winners will be selected by the contest runners. Be sure to reference Consequence of Sound in your entry, as there will be a special set of prizes for our loyal community.

So what’s with the “hope and help are real” bit? Norman is what we’ll call the breakthrough film from director Jonathan Segal (because let’s face it, you didn’t know Fred Savage and Amy Adams co-starred in a movie, either). It follows the life of 18-year-old Norman Long, played by Dan Byrd (of a feather, am I right?), as he struggles with the oft painful existence of the modern teenager. After battling depression, he finally gets a girlfriend – just when something unthinkable happens to his family. It’s powerful stuff, to be sure. See how Andrew Bird’s music fits in, and see what the film is all about, in the trailer below.


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