Where Song Began - Bellingen
100 Hyde Street, Bellingen, NSW, 2454, Australia
30th April 2019
Two of Australia's most adventurous musicians, Simone Slattery (violin) and Anthony Albrecht (cello), tour NSW in 2019, in 'Where Song Began', a musical celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world. Based on Tim Low's bestselling book, this beautiful multimedia performance tells the story of the evolution of song, featuring music spanning 300 years, stunning visual projections and an immersive soundscape. The experience was described as "like being sung to by the country". Accessible for all ages, you will be introduced to the origin of song and Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by evocative visual projections, and an immersive soundscape. Simone Slattery holds a PhD in Music Performance (University of Adelaide) and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is a London-based Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program. Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A. Birdlife Australia supports these performances. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Birdlife or a related conservation cause. Eugene von Guerard image used with kind permission of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.