Be a part of something extraordinary. Triple-Grammy-winning flautist, Tim Munro, joins Australian National Academy of Music musicians in Ten Thousand Birds, an event that blurs the line between performer and spectator.
The birds were my teachers, says composer John Luther Adams, whose music is a natural extension of his long-time environmental activism. Birds have inspired composers from Mozart to Messiaen; in Adams’ case, it was hearing the song of a wood thrush for the first time that set him on his path as a composer inspired by the beauty and majesty of the natural world. In Adams’ words, Ten Thousand Birds is not a fixed composition, but an atlas of musical possibilities for performers to use in creating their own unique realisations of the music. This ambitious, rarely-performed work – a true musical event – will be led by Tim Munro, Australian National Academy of Music Alumnus and former flautist in contemporary musical supergroup Eighth Blackbird.