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CHICAGO (CBS) — It sounded like Big Bird had found a big home on the Millennium Park Lawn this week.

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WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports the sounds of birds drifted over the Great Lawn of the Pritzker Pavilion, drawing in tourists and locals alike to determine the source.

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With few birds visible – none on the lawn itself – the only possible sound source left was the loudspeaker matrix above.

A walk further on produced the explanation: a seven-part aural sculpture creating a sound symphony of birds, water, and human voices composed by Bill Fontana for the Pritzker Pavilion sound system.

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The public art installation, called “Soaring Echoes,” has been playing three to four days a week this month. The final three days it can be heard are Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday and Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.