Tag: composing

Rachael Jones Filmmaker

The Making of ‘As Small Birds Play’ Film

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 […]

Corrina and Rainbow Lorrikeets

Composing ‘As Small Birds Play’ in Centennial Park

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 composing because…

I’ve just had a four week break from composing and sitting down at my workspace I’m struck by the sheer joy in composing music. I’m currently in the midst of restructuring a piece and quite frankly the second half is not quite working. Though this was causing me some angst some time back, post-break I’m […]

Recording Bird Calls in Capertee Valley

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 […]