An immersive, online guided meditation of music, birdsong and spoken word that takes the listener on a journey from the continental shores of Australasia to the tundra of Siberia. We invite you, the listener, to become a migratory bird, overwintering between your summer homes, following a flyway path that has been travelled for thousands of years. Stop, listen, breathe, and take flight with this meditative journey created by renowned Australian artist Kate Gorringe-Smith and award-winning musicians and soundscape designers the Bowerbird Collective, Simone Slattery (violin) and Anthony Albrecht (cello).
This project is amplified by Melbourne Fringe through the Ralph Mclean Microgrant program.
Reviews for Where Song Began, a past performance by the Bowerbird Collective
"Spectacular" - Limelight Magazine
"A work of art" - Sounds Like Sydney
"A delicate and beautiful fusion" - Australian BirdLife Magazine
“...it moved me to tears... I left feeling I had been sung to by the country” - Audience member