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Birdsong at Dusk


Fri 16 Aug 2019, 7:30pm

Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Crown Street, Wollongong CBD, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: admin326

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.

Jane Stanley – Glow (flute, clarinet, percussion) 6’ WP
Jane Stanley – Desert Rose (vibraphone, flute) 3’
Hollis Taylor/Jon Rose – Owen Springs Reserve (vibraphone & field recording) 6’
Melody Eötvös – Leafcutter (clarinet & vibraphone) 5′
Felicity Wilcox – Yurabirong (bass clarinet) 6’
Tristan Coelho – Daybreak (flute & electronics) 6’
Hollis Taylor/Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (flute, clarinet, percussion & field recording) 10′ WP
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song (flute, clarinet, vibraphone) 8’
Gerard Brophy – New Work (flute, clarinet, percussion) 7′ WP

WP = World Premiere
AP = Australian Premiere

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