When you get close,
things look different
Wingbeats is a musical composition exploring the realm of what Paris Peacock calls Magnified Micro Music. Soundscapes are created using cranked microphones placed close to our acoustic instruments played at a whisper’s volume. This technique allows us to explore sonic fields that are not often heard, much like a magnifying glass for sound. The inspiration to this approach comes from British photographer Levon Biss’ super-magnified images of insects, revealing unseen spellbinding patterns and colours.
By releasing as a limited-edition NFT collection Paris Peacock experiments with a new way to share their music. To honour the nuances of the piece, Paris Peacock decided to release as NFT’s. NFT mimics traditional collector formats, such as vinyl, without compromising sound quality.
By owning a Wingbeats NFT, you’ll not only gain access to the music, but also fully experience the performance with every detail preserved. Each token grants access to a special area of our website, featuring high-quality streaming and download, liner notes, behind-the-scenes content, and unique insight to our creative processes.
The collection was launched on February 10th, 2023. It consists of 97 individual tokens each represented by a unique section of the artwork photo by Levon Biss.
To purchase a Wingbeats NFT, you'll need an address on the Ethereum public blockchain and some of the cryptocurrency called ETH. An address is like an email, but for receiving cryptocurrency and digital collectibles. It can be created and accessed for free through a wallet app. If you don't already have a wallet app, we recommend using Rainbow Wallet, which is available for iOS and Android.
- Download the Rainbow Wallet app
- Open the app and follow the instructions to create a new wallet and purchase some ETH
- Come back to this page and click Connect, then Walletconnect
- Scan the QR code with Rainbow
- Click the part of the butterfly you want to mint as a Wingbeats NFT
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