website image2

‘Where Song Began’ is a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.

double profile mobile

Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’

This work encourages the audience 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 sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.

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.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

COONAWARRA, SA | SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL
11 Memorial Drive, Coonawarra
Wednesday 6th of June | 7:00pm

BOOK NOW


MOUNT GAMBIER, SA | LECTURE CENTRE, UNI SA
170-174 Wireless Rd West, Mount Gambier
Thursday 7th of June | 7:00pm

BOOK NOW


WARRNAMBOOL, VIC | MOZART HALL
2 Gilles Street, Warrnambool
Friday 8th of June | 7:30pm

BOOK NOW


PORT FAIRY, VIC | REARDON THEATRE
WINTER WEEKENDS
35 Bank St, Port Fairy
Saturday 9th of June | 3:00pm

BOOK NOW


LORNE, VIC | QDOS ARTS
35 Allenvale Rd, Lorne
Sunday 10th of June | 4:00pm

BOOK NOW


YACKANDANDAH | THE COURTHOUSE
4 William St, Yackandandah
Monday 11th of June | 7:00pm

BOOK NOW

PAST PERFORMANCES

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA | T.C.L Studio (Premiere)
Friday 10th of November, 2017

LEWES, EAST SUSSEX, UK | WESTGATE CHAPEL
Friday 16th of February, 2018

LONDON, UK | HEATH ST BAPTIST CHURCH
Saturday 17th of February, 2018

WILTON, CT, USA | PRIVATE RESIDENCE
Saturday 24th of March, 2018

NEW YORK CITY, USA | 1 Rivington St 
Metropolis Ensemble
Sunday 25th of March, 2018
www.metropolisensemble.org

NEW YORK CITY, USA | Spectrum
Tuesday 27th of March, 2018
following a set by David Rothenburg
(Author of 'Why Birds Sing')

www.spectrumnyc.com

CLIFTON, NSW | Clifton School of Arts
338 Lawrence Hargrave Drive
Sunday 6th of May, 2018

ACF logo

SUPPORT US

Make a tax deductible donation to this project via the australian cultural fund

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.