Catch PhD composition candidate Jane Hammond on ABC Radio National. All about lyrebirds and significant portions of her work ‘A Lyrebird in Paris’ performed by Monash University’s ensemble-in-residence, Ensemble Liaison.
Bird of many songs
- Saturday 27 July 2013 4:05PM
For thousands of years the lyrebird, or lyrebirds (both the Superb and the Albert’s) have intrigued and enchanted those who are lucky enough to see their displays and hear their consummate mimicry . The Aborigines have stories of them and they have entered into contemporary mythology for their skills. There are those who believe their mimicry encompasses not only the calls of other birds but also sounds of human making—axes, chainsaws, cameras, car alarms and, most alluring of all, the tunes of a country flautist.
In this program we touch on these ideas and join a walk taken some years ago by the conservationist and wilderness activist Milo Dunphy, through some pretty rough terrain, in search of the shy birds and their display mounds.
We experience the excitement of the first recordings from Sherbrooke Forest in1937, hear a tale told by Ernie Dingo and learn about how lyrebirds have inspired composers and musicians from many backgrounds.
With composer, natural scientist and artist Edward Cowie, musicologist Simon Andrew Purtell from the Lyrebird Press and music by leading didjeridu player Matthew Doyle and Michael Atherton, Jane Hammond, Edward Cowie, Olivier Messiaen and others.
With extracts from Andrew McLennan’s program ‘Imaging the Forest’.
Jane Hammond’s ‘Lyrebird in Paris’ was recorded in 2011 for 3MBS by Alan Hutchison and provided by 3MBS for the program. Our thanks to Sally Hutchison, Alan Hutchison and 3MBS.
Edward Cowie’s Lyrebird Motet has just been released on Signum Classics under the title Gesangbuch: Choral Works by Edward Cowie.
Margaret Kartomi recipient of the prestigious Koizumi prize
Professor Margaret Kartomi from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music has recently received news … Continue reading Margaret Kartomi recipient of the prestigious Koizumi prize
What’s on at the School of Music
This week There are currently no events scheduled for this week… February There are … Continue reading What’s on at the School of Music
Professor Kartomi’s article published in: The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and Its Music
This book contains MAMU Director Margaret Kartomi’s third illustrated article on the musical fighting art of silat in different parts of Indonesia. Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and MAMU members will remember a lecture by the book’s editor Uwe Paetzold hosted at Monash in 2014.
Music Finishes the Year on a High
Congratulations to Dr Jonathan McIntosh and Karl Willebrant who have taken out two of the … Continue reading Music Finishes the Year on a High
Sumatran music research at Monash focuses on Lampung province in post-authoritarian Indonesia
Professor Margaret Kartomi has been awarded another ARC discovery grant for the project: “Revitalisation and … Continue reading Sumatran music research at Monash focuses on Lampung province in post-authoritarian Indonesia
Professor Margaret Kartomi and PhD candidate Ari Palawi convene the ICCE of Aceh. September 26-28, 2016
Symposium themes: Islam in Aceh, Aceh’s Performing and Visual Arts, Local Governance and Education in Aceh. 26 – 28 September.
Dr John Garzoli Awarded Endeavour Postdoctoral Award
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is delighted to advise that our Adjunct Research … Continue reading Dr John Garzoli Awarded Endeavour Postdoctoral Award
NEW CD Release: The Monash Sessions – Jazz Pianist – Kenny Werner
Monash Sessions: Kenny Werner In August 2014 The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at … Continue reading NEW CD Release: The Monash Sessions – Jazz Pianist – Kenny Werner
Monash Researcher Publishes Book on Thai Music
Dr James Mitchell, an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, … Continue reading Monash Researcher Publishes Book on Thai Music
Competition Success for Ziggy Johnston
Monash School of Music 2nd-year classical guitar student Ziggy Johnston has been receiving considerable prominence in competition performances in recent weeks.
Javanese Shadow Puppets at Monash University
This is a rare opportunity to witness master Javanese dhalang puppet master Ki Joko Susilo … Continue reading Javanese Shadow Puppets at Monash University
John Griffiths on Renaissance Singer-songwriters
Renaissance art is scattered with paintings of singers accompanying themselves on the lute. The practice … Continue reading John Griffiths on Renaissance Singer-songwriters