Lecture and concert : Songs of the pied butcherbird for violin and outback field recordings
- Date: Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 12.30 to 1.30pm
- Venue: Bon Marche Studio — University of Technology Sydney, 755 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW Tickets: This is a free event
In an area dominated by zoölogists, violinist/composer Hollis Taylor is the rare musician with an enduring devotion to and passion for a single species of songbird, the pied butcherbird. She spends hundreds of hours each year recording their songs, particularly in Alice Springs and Far North Queensland. These recordings form the basis of detailed birdsong analysis, but she has also created a body of (re)compositions based on her transcriptions. Her works for solo violin and field recordings do not aspire so much to improve on these birdsongs as celebrate and illuminate them.
- Music of Hollis Taylor
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