1:1 Concerts – Relief And Sustenance During The COVID Crisis
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1:1 Concerts – Relief And Sustenance During The COVID Crisis

A new concept in live performance is emerging – one that aims to sustain musicians, the art of performance and the souls of the audience. 1:1 concerts, is a concert experience offered by ‘Covid Concert Hall refugees.’ The concert is structured around one musician and one listener at a two-metre distance, experiencing a ten-minute, non-verbal,…

Album review: Where Song Began/ Bowerbird Collective
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Album review: Where Song Began/ Bowerbird Collective

First, there was birdsong. Then, as humans began to generate music, birdsong became a source of thematic material from as early as Janequin’s four-part chanson Le chant des oiseaux (c1559). As music evolved, composers described birds in music and replicated their sounds; birds have been an inspiration in madrigals and folk songs and in the…

New CD ‘Where Song Began’
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New CD ‘Where Song Began’

Violinist Simone Slattery and cellist Anthony Albrecht have released a new CD themed around birdsong, Where Song Began. The tracks include classics like Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and JS Bach’s Prelude from Cello Suite No.1, with traditional items like Ngarra Burra Ferra, a traditional Yorta Yorta hymn and contemporary works like Ross Edwards’ Ecstatic…