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    Life on Land's Edge - A concert celebrating migratory shorebirds

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    Life on Land's Edge | A musical odyssey to the ends of the earth and back
    The Bowerbird Collective | Simone Slattery, violin & Anthony Albrecht, cello

    Come and celebrate Toondah with a magnificent concert tribute to migratory shorebirds by The Bowerbird Collective.

    From the creators of Where Song Began (***** Limelight Magazine) & Songs of Disappearance (#2 on the ARIA Charts), this performance will take you on an epic journey alongside migratory birds as they connect continents and cultures. A cinematic concert experience, Life on Land’s Edge draws on art, science, and music from across the ages. Spectacular footage and soundscapes set the scene for two of Australia's most adventurous musicians. Be immersed in one of nature's greatest stories.
    “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
    Winner: 2022 Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation

    About the performers: Simone Slattery (violin/vocals, PhD, Churchill Fellow) and Anthony Albrecht (cello, The Juilliard School) are internationally renowned musicians, specializing on both period and modern instruments, and founded the Bowerbird Collective in 2017 to make art for nature.

    The 60-minute performance is followed by a Q&A.
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    Concert Program:
    Simone Slattery - Invisible Connections (2020)*
    Philip Glass - Opening (1981)
    Anne Cawrse - Sanctuary (2021)*
    Chris Williams - (Codex) on the Flight of Birds (2021)*
    Corrina Bonshek - Far Eastern Curlew Lament (2021)*
    Corrina Bonshek - Between Sea and Sky (excerpt, 2022)*
    Anne Cawrse - Ruddy Turnstone (excerpt, 2021)*
    Dai Fujikura - Star Compass (2020)
    Gambirra Illume - Wind Birds (2022)*
    Vivaldi - Violin Concerto “per Chiareta” in B flat major RV 372a, Andante (c.1720)
    Simone Slattery - The Godwit and Curlew (2020)*
    * New Commission from BirdLife Australia and the Bowerbird Collective

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