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Evenings with Birdsong Concert 2 : Where Song Began


Evenings with Birdsong Concert 2 : Where Song Began

  • Date: Sunday, 9 October 2022, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Venue: Elder Hall — Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
  • Series: This event is part of the Evenings with Birdsong 2022 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: $10 | Concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Presented by the Bowerbird Collective for the 2022 Nature Festival SA. Join two of Australia's most adventurous musicians for cinematic, avian-inspired concerts at Elder Hall.

Concert 2 - October 9th, 7:30pm: Where Song Began
Performed more than 90 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, Where Song Began is a celebration of songbirds. The work won a Ruby Award from Arts South Australia in 2020.

About the performers: The Bowerbird Collective makes art for nature. Their work has received international acclaim, and their album of threatened birdsong, 'Songs of Disappearance', reached No.2 on the ARIA Album Charts ahead of Adele, ABBA and Ed Sheeran this year. For more information about these programs and the artists visit www.bowerbirdcollective.org.

Performance length: Both concerts are 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A.

These performances are supported by Arts South Australia, the Australia Council for the Arts, BirdLife Australia and the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership.

Featured non-Australian music: Arvo Part - Fratres; Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Cucu Sonata; JS Bach Predule Cello Suite No. 1

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to wheresongbegan@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Anthochaera carunculata : (red wattlebird) (2017) by David John Lang
— performed by Bowerbird Collective
bird, songs, seas : violin and cello duo (2017) by Chris Williams
— performed by Bowerbird Collective
Ecstatic dances : for two flutes (1990) by Ross Edwards
— performed by Bowerbird Collective
Reclaiming the spirit : a sonic tapestry for violinist & singing cellist with harmonic whirlies (2011) by Sarah Hopkins
— performed by Bowerbird Collective
 Improvisation on a Bowerbird's Failed Courtship by Simone Slattery
 Ngarra Burra Ferra by Traditional

Featured artists

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