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Songbirds

August 22, 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. 

Details

Date & Time

Saturday 22 August 2021 – Noosa Music Society
Saturday 16 October 2021 – Restrung Festival, Brisbane

Program

Nardi Simpson – Of Stars and Birds (2020)
Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree (2015)
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song (2018)
Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds (2019)
Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek (2019)

Performers

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