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music of the skies


August 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

An intimate trio setting brings together an array of original chamber works by the who’s-who of Australian composers in Songbirds. As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Gerard Brophy’s impressive ‘Beautiful Birds’ is joined by beguiling pied butcher bird song from Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose alongside a blackbird inspired work from Kate Moore. Songbirds is a journey into nature through an intimate instrumental chamber setting. 


Date & Time

Friday 6 August 2021 – Melbourne Recital Hall Tickets on sale soon!
Saturday 21 August 2021 – Noosa Music Society
Saturday 16 October 2021 – Restrung Festival, Brisbane


Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree (2015) 6′
Brenda Gifford – Mungala (2019) 5’
Nardi Simpson – Of Stars and Birds (2020) 4′
Felicity Wilcox – People of this Place (2016) 6’30
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song (2018) 9’30z
Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (2019) 10′
Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds (2019) 14′



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