'Where Song Began’ is a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
‘…an unforgettable and inspiring work, that captivated the audience ’
'...it moved me to tears... I left feeling I had been sung to by the country'
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Audiences are encouraged to contemplate the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and bird call field recordings.
Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is now based in London.
Created with support from the Kevin Taylor Legacy Grant
KING ISLAND - Saturday 20th of April, 6:30pm
Festival of Arts, Culture and Environment
Portside Links Gallery
Supported by Create NSW
NSW COASTAL TOUR
WAUCHOPE - Sunday, 28th of April, 2:00pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall
COFFS HARBOUR - Monday 29th of April, 7:30pm
St John's Anglican Church
BELLINGEN - Tuesday 30th of April, 7:30pm
St Margaret's Church Hall
ARMIDALE - Wednesday, 1st of May, 7:30pm
New England Regional Art Museum
MAITLAND - Thursday, 2nd of May, 7:30pm
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
NEWCASTLE - Friday, 3rd of May, 7:30pm
Adamstown Uniting Church
PORT STEPHENS - Sunday, 5th of May, 7:00pm
Port Stephens Sailing and Aquatic Club
CENTRAL COAST - Tuesday 7th of May, 7:00pm
Greenway Chapel, 460 Avoca Dr, Green Point