Ever heard the roar of a tiger, frogs and insects in Borneo’s rainforest at night, or White-handed Gibbons singing? These are just a few of Marc Anderson’s favourite sounds that he has recorded.
Sydney ensemble Charisma will be premiering my piece ‘Out on the Wind’ for clarinet, cello and piano on Thursday 6 June 2013 at University of Technology Sydney as part of a concert of mostly Australian music. The concert starts at 6:30pm on Thursday 6 June at Bon Marche Studio (Building 3), University of Technology Sydney, entry via […]
Composer Corrina Bonshek and film-maker Rachael Jones teamed up in November 2012 to create the music film As Small Birds Play for Centennial Park’s 125th Anniversary. With support from Centennial Park, Rachael flew down from Byron Bay to Sydney and created the short film over 7 days. This is how they did it. First came […]
I fell in love with birdsong in 2008 when I moved close to Centennial Park, and Rainbow Lorrikeets began visiting my balcony garden. At that time, I was taking a break from composing. The effort of finishing my PhD and left me depleted. The focus of my life had shifted, temporarily, away from music to […]
I love going into nature and letting everyday concerns just slip away. The sights and sounds of nature – like, the curve of a tree root or the call of a bird – strike my consciousness with such beauty and force that lose myself in a kind of joyous contemplation. Taoists say that when you […]
Last year I took a trip to Capertee Valley in the Blue Mountains in search of birds to record. Capertee (kay-per-tee) is on the Bathurst road just beyond Lithgow and about 3 hours drive west of Sydney. To reach the valley, you turn off the highway and drive until the bitchumen disappears and the mountain range rises […]