Birdsong at Dusk

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An intimate trio setting brings together an array of original chamber works by Australian composers as breathtaking as a lyrebird. On flute, clarinet and percussion, with sounds both familiar and intriguing – butcherbirds, blackbirds, leafcutter ants and frogs – a journey into nature via the concert hall. Written especially for the members of Ensemble Offspring, these new works are inspired by birdsong and the weird and wonderful squeaks, croaks and creaks of the Australian bush to welcome in the dusk.

Performances

Friday 16 August, 7.30pm

The Music Lounge, Wollongong Town Hall

Tickets $15 – $40 + booking fee

Program

Jane Stanley – Glow (flute, clarinet, percussion) 8’ WP
Tristan Coelho – Daybreak (flute & electronics solo) 9’
Felicity Wilcox – Yurabirong (bass clarinet solo) 6’
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song (flute, clarinet, vibraphone) 8’
Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree (flute, clarinet, vibraphone) 5′
Interval
Hollis Taylor/Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (flute, clarinet, vibraphone & field recording) 10′ WP
Claire Edwardes –  Screechers & Sorrows (waterphone solo) 6’ WP
Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds (flute, clarinet, percussion) 13′ WP

See Program Notes

WP= World Premiere 
AP= Australian Premiere

Performers

Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)