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music of the skies


April 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, an intimate trio of flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Capturing the calls and songs of Australian birds in a plethora of new works written for Ensemble Offspring, Songbirds is a journey into the sounds of nature with the magical calls of pied butcherbirds, virtuosic avian displays and indigenous musical perspectives on these beguiling creatures of the sky.

Note: all patrons above the age of 16 must present their COVID-19 vaccination certificate upon entry. Patrons aged 12 and above must wear face masks inside the venue.

Ensemble Offspring is committed to ensuring our events are accessible to everyone. Please email admin@ensembleoffspring.com at the time of booking to inform us of any special access needs.

Phillips Hall, 41 Gardiner Cres
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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April 23, 2022


4:00 pm


Blackheath Chamber Music Festival
Phillips Hall, 41 Gardiner Cres
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia





Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree for flute, clarinet & vibraphone (2015) 6′
Brenda Gifford – Mungala for flute & percussion (2019) 5’
Nardi Simpson – Of Stars and Birds for flute, clarinet & vibraphone (2020) 4′
Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 for flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone & field recording (2019) 8′
Claire Edwardes – Screechers and Sorrows for waterphone solo (2019) 8’30
Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds, I. Lyrebirds for flute, bass clarinet and vibraphone (2019) 14′
Felicity Wilcox – People of this Place for solo bass clarinet (2016) 6’30
Alice Humphries – new work (2022)


Claire Edwardes (vibraphone, percussion)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Jason Noble (clarinet, bass clarinet)