2021 Premieres & Performances
30 November, public workshop of Nature Sketches for orchestra and nature sounds triggered by mobile phone, by Kur-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Paul Terrancini.
11-30 November, Lost and Found Serangoon – an Audio Visual Walking tour co-created with the Lost and Found Collective for Singapore Arts in your Neighbourhood Festival.
29 October, Screening of Spirit Orphan: A Short Documentary Film. CBD Sundown Rooftop Film Festival, Gold Coast , Australia. Creator Jenna Robertson. Film by Salvadore Cantellano. Music and Sound art by Corrina Bonshek.
4 October, Alex Raineri performed Nature Spirit for solo piano by Corrina Bonshek at Nova Muse Festival, Penguin Tasmania.
23 September, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Ensemble (Taiwan) perform Birds Singing at First Light at Visions Sonorous Music and New Tecnhnologies Online Festival.
18 September, Alex Raineri performs Nature Spirit for solo piano by Corrina Bonshek at HOTA Gallery, William Robinson exhibition.
14 September, Presentation “Ambushed by the Pipa” at Music and Spirituality conference hosted by Western Sydney University and Sydney Sacred Music Festival.
26 August, Music and the Spheres: Sounds for Earth and Starts, an evening of improvised & immersive sound art by Corrina Bonshek & Whaia at HOTA Gallery.
1-15 August, Creative incubation of Tower Divas with Whaia & Aaron Mason with support from Bleach* Festival.
29-30 July, Song to the Ocean by Corrina Bonshek, with improvised music by Whaia and performances by DeepBlue, Michael Askill, and talented young local performers. (60minutes). This work was co-commissioned by Fraser Coast Tourism & Events and Fraser Coast Regional Council, with assistance of the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program and the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Fraser Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
24-30 July, In residence on Butchulla country for the Hervey Bay Whale Festival to create Song to the Ocean.
26 June, I hear her name premiered by Ayako Ohtake (coloratura soprano) Alana Blackburn (recorders), and Corrina Bonshek (triggered samples), at Vicki Lee Gallery, Surry Hills, as part of 12 Threads New Australian Art Song initiative by Blush Opera. Music composed with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Text by Tasnim Hossain.
16 June, Alex Raineri performs Nature Spirit for solo piano by Corrina Bonshek at Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival.
13 June, Luis Bittencourt premieres PFAS are Forever at 2nd International Festival of Percussion of Amarante Portugal. PFAS are Forever was composed with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
12 June, Jason Noble performs Australian works for the clarinet including As Small Birds Play for bass clarinet by Corrina Bonshek at Solistic, 100ClicksWest Salon, Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia
5 June, Premiere of Lotus Flower Blossoming for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello (7mins) by Sirius Chamber Ensemble as part of their 10th Anniversary concert at 37 St Johns Road, Glebe, Sydney.
24 April, Performance of the Evacuation Scene from Spirit Orphan – An Australian Chamber Opera in Development at Celestial Spirits concert as part of Brisbane Music Festival.Creator Jenna Robertson. Music and Sound art by Corrina Bonshek.25 March, Mountain Soul Aria from Spirit Orphan – An Australian Chamber Opera in Development. Performed at World Science Festival Brisbane. Co-librettists: Jenna Robertson, Alexandra Dunn and Beech Mountain Community. Music by Corrina Bonshek.
17 April, Screening of Spirit Oprhan:A Short Documentary Film. Gold Coast Film Festival, QLD Australia. Creator Jenna Robertson. Film by Salvadore Cantellano. Music and Sound art by Corrina Bonshek.25 March, Mountain Soul Aria from Spirit Orphan – An Australian Chamber Opera in Development. Performed at World Science Festival Brisbane. Co-librettists: Jenna Robertson, Alexandra Dunn and Beech Mountain Community. Music by Corrina Bonshek.
25-28 March, Return to Planet Earth, World Science Festival Brisbane. Co-created by Jenna Robertson, Salvador Cantellano, with music by Corrina Bonshek.
25 March, Mountain Soul Aria from Spirit Orphan – An Australian Chamber Opera in Development. Performed at World Science Festival Brisbane. Co-librettists: Jenna Robertson, Alexandra Dunn and Beech Mountain Community. Music by Corrina Bonshek.
5 February, Dreams of the Earth released on ReLive Live Works for Large Ensemble and Orchestra on the Navona Label. Performed by Ady Ensemble and conducted by Adrian Head.
25-6 May, Wesley United Methodist Church in El Reno, Oklahoma.
As Small Birds Play with film by Rachel Jones. Performed by Dr Lisa Kachouee
Saturday 1 June, Phoenix Central Park, Sydney AU.
Song to the Earth III featuring Michael Askill and his gong orchestra with Greta Kelly. Circa 30mins.
5-7 July, Our Place at Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane AU
Bonshek’s Singing Through the Treetops performed by DeepBlue. Circa 4minutes. For more info see.
Saturday & Sunday, 11-12 July, Rainforest Fringe Festival, Sarawak Malaysia.
Song to the Earth Featuring Kayan Parap. A collaboration with Adrian Jo Milang. With Greta Kelly, Michael Askill, Souls Impact Percussion and Sarawak Gong Players. Duration 30mins. World Premiere. For info see.
Wednesday, 25 September, Home of the Arts Gold Coast, AU.
Laniakea. Industry showing. With Jasmine Chen, Michael Askill, Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts. Duration 40mins. For info see.
Sunday, 20 October, Sirius Chamber Ensemble Composer Portrait Concert, Annadale Sydney AU.
Performances of Bonshek’s Up in the Clouds, Out on the Wind, As Small Birds Play. For more info.
18-29 November, Chevron Island Residency with Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival, AU
One of 9 artists-in-residence at Chevron Island as part of Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival’s inaugural Bleach Blue Sky program.
Thursday, 29 March, Kupkas Piano at 2018 UQ Rising Allstars, Brisbane, AU.
Cicada Song for solo percussion with film by Rachel Jones. Circa 10mins. Performed by Angus Wilson. For further info click here.
Saturday & Sunday, 7-8 April, Bleach* Festival, Gold Coast, AU.
Song to the Earth I-III for Strings, Percussion and Gongs. Performed by DeepBlue, Michael Askill, and a remarkable team of young performers. Composer & Artistic Director Corrina Bonshek. Duration 90mins with intervals. World Premiere. For info see.
Wed-Sunday, 16-19 May, Flowstate Festival, Brisbane, AU
Song to the Earth for string orchestra and percussion. For more info.
September 28- Oct 2, 2018, Brunswick Nature Sculpture Trail, Brunswick Heads, AU
Journey to the Centre. Music for a Labyrinth Walk available for download and streaming at the temporary labyrinth. For more info.
Saturday, 22 December, Laniakea Work-In-Progress Showing, Currumbin Waters, AU
With Jasmine Chen (Taiwan), Michael Askill (Australia), Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts (New Zealand). Duration 40mins. For info see.
Saturday & Sunday, 18-19 March, Place, Sydney, AU
As Small Birds Play be performed by clarinetist Ros Dunlop alongside the music-film by Rachael Jones created in response to this work. Event takes place at Articulate Gallery Leichhardt as part of Dunlop’s concert series and curated exhibition entitled Place. For further info click here.
Saturday, 24 March, Taiwan International Festival of the Arts, Taiwan.
Birds Singing At First Light for Erhu, Pipa, Guzheng and recorded nature sounds by Wild Ambience. Commission by Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra.
Sunday, 2 April, Bleach* Festival on the Gold Coast, AU.
Song to the Earth for string orchestra and percussion is being premiered by DeepBlue, Michael Askill and young musicians of the Gold Coast as part of Meredith Elton’s Inherit the Wind for 2017 Bleach* Festival. For info and bookings.
Wednesday, 10 May, Workshop with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chinese Chamber Music Ensemble.
Saturday, 17 June, The Glistening, Blue Mountains, AU.
As Small Birds Play for solo bass clarinet and recorded birdcalls is being performed by Jason Noble at The Glistening concert as part of 100 Clicks West concert series in the Blue Mountains, Sydney. For info and bookings click here.
Wednesday, 5 July, Queensland Composers, Brisbane, AU.
Journey to the Centre for string orchestra and birdsong will have its second performance by Ady Ensemble at their concert of new works by Queensland composers at Ian Hanger Hall of QLD Conservatorium at 7pm. For more info click here.
Thursday, 20 July, Poetic Energies Across Sonic Space, Penrith, AU.
New work for Erhu and Percussion to be performed by Liu Ying and Claire Edwards at Playhouse, Penrith Campus (Kingswood) of Western Sydney University at 6pm.
Sunday, 12 November, Elbow Room Concert and CD Launch, Melbourne, AU.
Nature Spirit for solo piano performed by Sine Winther at Montsalvat in Melbourne.
Tuesday, 14 November, Chi’s Cakewalk Album Launch, Sydney, AU
Launch of Jason Noble’s new solo album of new works clarinet including As Small Birds Play for bass clarinet.
Thursday, 16 November, Cincinnati to Sydney, Cincinnati USA.
Sunday, 10 December, God Forbid ABC Radio National
Replay of an interview with Geoff Wood with broadcast of As Small Birds Play.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016, Fine Music FM
As Small Birds Play for solo clarinet and birdcalls will be broadcast on Fine Music FM on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 2pm as part of New Australian Music for the HSC, a program dedicated to helping students prepare for the topic Music of the Last 25 years (Australian Focus).
Friday, 18 March 2016, Amazing Women 5
Cicada Song for solo percussion with video imagery. Composed for Angus Wilson. Premiered at Amazing Women 5 at Conservatorium on Friday March 18, 2016, at 6pm. I’m the guest curator for this concert.
Saturday, 11 June 2016, Bangalow.
Nature Sprit for piano. Premiered by Alex Raineri at Gretel Farm in Bangalow at 6pm.
Saturday, 11 June 2016, Brisbane
Ady Ensemble will premiere string orchestra version of my piece Journey to the Centre – Music for Centennial Park labyrinth at St Andrews Church in Brisbane.
Sunday, 10 July 2016, Kupka’s Piano
Alex Raineri perform ‘Nature Spirit’ at Kupka’s Piano Wynnum concert at 4pm (Brisbane). Details here.
Thursday, 21 July 2016, Australian Percussion Gathering, Brisbane
Hear Angus Wilson perform Cicada Song at Australian Percussion Gathering in Brisbane at QLD Conservatorium within Griffith University in Thursday 11:15am timeslot. Details here.
Saturday, 23 July 2016, Nirmita Composers Concert, Siem Reap
Blossoming for viola and traditional Cambodian instruments will be premiered in the Faculty concert of the Nirmita Composers Institute in Siem. I am Visiting Scholar for the 2016 gathering of the Nirmita Composer’s Institute.
Sunday, 31 July 2016, Workshop at Royal College of Fine Arts
Visiting composer at the Royal College of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Workshopped new piece for tenor and Pinpeat ensemble entitled Lotus Flower Blossoming.
Thursday, 4 August 2016, Gold Coast Art Gallery
Talk and concert program curated by Corrina Bonshek entitled Composing Art: Colouring Space & Time with new music for piano from around the Pacific Rim performed by Sine Winter. Included performance of my piece Nature Spirit.
Friday, 21 October 2016, Regional Victoria
Alex Raineri performs Nature Spirit at Beleura House & Garden.
Saturday, 29 October 2016, Sydney
Sydney’s Sirius Chamber Ensemble performs two of my birdsong inspired works in their upcoming Lavender Bay concert. As Small Birds Play for Bassoon and recorded birdcalls (premiere) and Out on the Wind for clarinet, cello and piano. Details here.
Saturday, 17 December 2016, Brisbane
Choreographer/dancer Denise Coomba creates new work to Nature Spirit as part of 2016 Independent Dance Project by Phluxus2 Dance Collective.