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Music of the skies


February 9, 2022 @ 6:00pm 7:30pm

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.

31 Sturt St, Southbank
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia
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(03) 9699 3333
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February 9, 2022




Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt St, Southbank
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia



Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree for flute, clarinet & vibraphone (2015) 6′
Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 for flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone & field recording (2019) 8′
Nardi Simpson – Of Stars and Birds for flute, clarinet & vibraphone (2020) 4′
Brenda Gifford – Mungala for flute & percussion (2019) 5’
Felicity Wilcox – People of this Place for solo bass clarinet (2016) 6’30
Ella Macens – Falling Embers for vibraphone and crotales (2020) 6’30
Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds for flute, bass clarinet and vibraphone (2019) 14′


Songbirds MRC 2022 Program



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

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