'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 (PhD, 2019 Churchill Fellow), performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program. They co-founded the Bowerbird Collective in 2017.
Created with support from the TCL Kevin Taylor Legacy Grant
Where Song Began | Guelph, Canada
Guelph Youth Music Center | Wed, July 6th, 2022
Where Song Began | London, Canada
Wolf Performance Hall | Thurs, July 7th, 2022
Where Song Began | Moab, USA
Star Hall | Fri, July 15th, 2022
Where Song Began | Helena, USA
Holter Museum of Art | Sat, July 23rd, 2022