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Ten Thousand Birds

When:

Tue 4 Jun 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank St., South Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $62.00
  • Senior: $48.00
  • Concession: $35.00
  • Under 30s: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: r704

“The birds were my teachers,” says composer John Luther Adams, whose music is a natural extension of his long-time environmental activism. Birds have inspired composers from Mozart to Messiaen; in Adams’ case, it was hearing the song of a wood thrush for the first time that set him on his path as a composer inspired by the beauty and majesty of the natural world.

In Adams’ words, Ten Thousand Birds is not a fixed composition, but "an atlas of musical possibilities for performers to use in creating their own unique realisations of the music." This ambitious, rarely-performed work—a true musical event—will be led by Tim Munro, ANAM Alumnus and former flautist in contemporary musical supergroup Eighth Blackbird.