Friends of hearing places are invited to celebrate magpies to open the long weekend and every weekend in March. From 5.00pm this Friday!
The opening of the Magpie exhibition will be held in the Frank Tate Gallery at the old Fryerstown School on Friday 6th March from 5pm-7pm.
This will be an opportunity to meet the artists and preview the exhibition. Refreshments will be provided.
Birdsong has inspired composers from medieval times to the present day. Led by internationally acclaimed sound artist and composer, Ros Bandt, this project brings together the sounds of local box ironbark birds together with European birdsongs from Couperin to Biber and from the troubadour Bornelh to Blavet.
Performed by Trio Avium, Birdsong will premiere at the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival with Ros Bandt (recorders, soundscapes), Vienna-based baroque violinist Cynthia O’Brien, and Ruth Wilkinson (recorders, viola da gamba). As a modern take on birdsong, this project includes the first recording of the well known and much played Flight, Ruth's Magpie Remix and Fratta, a new piece for Cynthia telling the story of how the baby kestrels abandoned in her house in Fratta were saved. Trio Avium plays on the finest baroque instruments including recorders from the nearby workshops of Fred Morgan and Jo-anne Saunders.
VENUEC: Castlemaine Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street
DATES & TIMES: Sun 15, 6pm
DURATION: 50 minutes no interval
ADMISSION: $29 / $26
Further information and tickets available here