'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
Tasmania Tour | 16th-29th of January, 2019
Tickets available at the door and online
Swansea Courthouse, 4 Noyes St, Swansea, Tasmania
Portland Memorial Hall, Cecilia St, St Helens, Tasmania
Mechanics' Institute Hall, King St, Scottsdale, Tasmania
Little Theatre, 17 Barrack St, Deloraine, Tasmania
Burnie Baptist Church, 57 Mount St, Burnie, Tasmania
Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St, Queenstown, Tasmania
Palais Theatre, 3388 Huon Hwy, Franklin, Tasmania
Adventure Bay Hall, Kellaway Rd, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania
Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie St, Hobart, Tasmania