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Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (trios: flute, clarinet, vibraphone)

by Jon Rose and Hollis Taylor (, this version: 2019)



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Digital Audio Album

Songbirds / Ensemble Offspring.

Work Overview

The road from Alice Springs heading out to the East Ranges runs in fits and starts for 80 kilometres before ending at Ross River. The pied butcherbird recording heard in and transcribed for this composition was made at Bitter Springs Creek, 6.6 kilometres before the road terminates. These feathered songsters were recorded nocturnally on 17 August 2014.

Work Details

Year: , this version: 2019

Instrumentation: Flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone, field recording.

Duration: 8 min.

Written for: Ensemble Offspring

Commission note: Commissioned by Ensemble Offspring’s Noisy Egg Creation Fund with the generous support of Robin Budden and Linda Matthews,

First performance: by Ensemble Offspring at Birdsong at Dusk (Wollongong Town Hall) on 16 Aug 2019


Performances of this work

9 Feb 2022: at Songbirds (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

26 Jun 2021: at Seymour Nights | Ensemble Offspring - Slipstream [postponed] (The Sound Lounge). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

6 Aug 2020: at Songbirds at Old 505 (Old 505 Theatre). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

27 May 2020: at Ensemble Offspring (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

16 Aug 2019: at Birdsong at Dusk (Wollongong Town Hall). Featuring Ensemble Offspring.

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