Programme

Lyell Cresswell’s absurdist Das Lied von dem Fisch is a setting of short poems about fishy topics, including one about a constipated goldfish! Janet Jennings sets three poems by D.H. Lawrence in A Bird, a Fruit and a Beast, while Gareth Farr’s Ornithological Anecdotes is a song cycle about New Zealand Native Birds with four specially written texts by Bill Manhire.

Lyell CresswellDas Lied von dem Fisch
Performed by Jennifer Maybee (soprano) and Kent Isomura (piano)

Janet JenningsA Bird, a Fruit, and a Beast
Performed by Catrin Johnsson (voice), Imogen Morris (recorder), Eddie Giffney (harpsichord) and Edith Salzmann (cello)

Gareth FarrOrnithological Anecdotes
Performed by Julien Van Mellaerts (baritone) and James Baillieu (piano)

Approximate running time: 36 minutes