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Where Song Began | The Bowerbird Collective

July 16, 2022

[Posted by Chuck Almdale]

This is an interesting and unusual item and it looks legitimate, so I’m posting this upcoming concert in the Los Angeles west side area. The two videos (links at bottom) are nice to listen to and a good introduction to their work. The performers are on a tour around the western U.S. and Canada, and the venue where they are performing — Monk Space — is a real place.

Where Song Began – Los Angeles
Monk Space, 4414 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Saturday, 6th of August, 3:00pm
Adults $25, Students $15, U18 $5
Tickets: www.bowerbirdcollective.us/la
Facebook event

Description

‘Where Song Began’ is a musical celebration of songbirds, a cinematic concert experience not to be missed.

Join two of Australia’s most adventurous musicians, Simone Slattery (violin, vocals, PhD, Churchill Fellow) and Anthony Albrecht (cello, The Juilliard School), for an event described as “Spectacular” by Limelight Magazine.

Performed more than 80 times in sold out halls and accessible for all ages, this work encourages the audience to contemplate the avian origins of song. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new compositions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.

About the performers: Simone Slattery was a 2018 Churchill Fellow, received a Ph.D. 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 enjoys an international career.

Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A. For more information about this program visit www.wheresongbegan.com and www.bowerbirdcollective.org
Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15, U18 $5 at the door and online.

Program:
Arvo Pärt – Fratres for solo violin, 1977
Sarah Hopkins – Reclaiming the Spirit, 1993
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending, 1917
Chris Williams – bird, songs, seas, 2017
Ross Edwards – Ecstatic Dance No.2, 1990
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer – Cucu Sonata, 1664
J.S. Bach – Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, c.1720
David Lang – Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattle Bird), 2017
Ngarra Burra Ferra – Yorta Yorta hymn

Presented by the Bowerbird Collective, with kind assistance from Monk Space

Spotify Album Link here .

Promotional videos here and here.
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) Radio National feature interview here.

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