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The Bird Project

The Bird Project
80 Queens Park, Walter Hall
Time: Mar 15th, 12:10 pm End: Mar 1st, 1:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Science/Technology, Music, Faculty of , Information, Faculty of, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Communications, Cinema, Art (FAS), 2000-
Free lunchtime concert featuring acoustic and electronic music with spoken word and visuals

Faculty of Music

The Bird Project
Thursdays at Noon

  • Kathleen Kajioka, reader
  • Alison Melville, traverso, recorders, seljefløyte, artistic direction
  • Debashis Sinha, live visuals
  • Ben Grossman, sound/electronics (in absentia)

A program of acoustic and electronic music, spoken word and visuals, with music by L.C. Smith, J.S. Bach, B. Grossman, A. Melville, Anonymous and others; video and visuals by Debashis Sinha, Malcolm Sutherland and Stephen Dirkes; excerpts from The Bird Fancyer’s Delight (1717) and poetry by Lorna Crozier, Billy Collins, Pablo Neruda, Denise Levertov and others. (www.alisonmelville.com/bird.htm)


  • Linda C. Smith: Magnolia
  • Ben Grossman: The Ill-Fated Ornithopter
  • Hans Poser: Seven Bagatelles
  • J.S. Bach: Two-Part Invention in E
  • Malcolm Sutherland: Umbra (short film)
  • Stephen Dirkes: Motion Etudes: Flight (short film)
  • Robert Schumann: Vogel als Prophet
  • Melville/Grossman: Secret Festival, September Moon (electroacoustic)

Thursday, March 15, 2012
12:10 – 1:00 pm. Walter Hall
Edward Johnson Building, U of T, 80 Queen’s Park
Free admission

For further information about this event, please contact the Faculty of Music at (416) 978-3750.

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