Andrew Bird @ the Guggenheim Museum in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Chicago-based experimental musician Andrew Bird is looking forward to an extremely busy few months ahead of him.

In the works since 2009, the film that he scored titled Norman will see an October 21st release via AMC Independent. Mom + Pop Records will handle the release of the soundtrack which aside from Bird's new compositions, will include previously released tracks from Chad VanGaalen, Wolf Parade, and more. That hits stores on October 11th.

As announced, Bird will be headlining the Hideout Block Party on September 24th.
Tickets are still available.

Like he did last summer at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, in association with Ian Schneller (again), Andrew will bring his "Sonic Arboretum" to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art on December 21st & 22nd. Tickets are still available for both nights.

Bird also recently contributed to Muppets: The Green Album.