Dead Ringers (2017) takes its inspiration from bird mimicry and mimesis, ie. the representation of the natural world in art and culture. It is scored for 2 harmonicas, flute, violin, cello, electric guitar, percussion and tape, and was commissioned by Tura New Music for the Narli Ensemble. The tape part consists of slowed down recordings of film rolling through a projector, the archetypal mimetic machine, and Finnish bird calls from the 1960s, which, when slowed down, bear an uncanny resemblance to tropical Australian bird calls. The instrumental ensemble construct their own synthetic 'bird calls' from limited pitch materials, creating a simulated dawn chorus as a counterpoint to the prerecorded tape part.