Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre | Sat, 20 January 2024, 12:00pm TICKETS
Performed more than 100 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, Where Song Began is a celebration of songbirds. Described as “spectacular” by Limelight Magazine in a 5-star review, the program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new commissions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.
Passenger Pigeons | with Katie Yap
South-West WA, bicycle tour, dates TBC 2024
The Bowerbird Collective joins their dear friend and Associate Artist Katie Yap for an epic, carbon-neutral bicycle concert tour, performing works for string trio.
They will perform a new collaboratively composed work, Passenger Pigeons, based on one of Judith Wright’s bird poems. Katie's mother introduced to her to these poems, along with a love of birds themselves.
“Spectacular... There isn’t enough space to provide adequate praise” - Limelight Magazine
“It moved me to tears... I left feeling I had been sung to by the country” - Audience member
“...a work of art... a transfixing soundscape” - Sounds Like Sydney
About the performers: The Bowerbird Collective makes art for nature. Their work has received international acclaim, and their albums of threatened bird and frog calls, 'Songs of Disappearance', twice reached the top of the ARIA Album Charts ahead of Adele, ABBA and Ed Sheeran. Violinist Simone Slattery was a 2019 Churchill Fellow, received a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia's finest ensembles. Cellist Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School's Historical Performance program and enjoys an international career.