During National Science Week the Griffyn Ensemble will be putting their green thumbs to use within the leafy setting of the CSIRO Discovery Centre and other venues around Australia with an interactive concert inspired by trees and earth.

The concert will showcase the world premiere of Griffyn director Michael Sollis’ City of Trees Suite, made up of music written for the Canberra Centenary’s City of Trees project.

Featuring Griffyn’s unique instrumentation in combination with pre-recorded sounds of bugs and beetles, the concert will include music by Australian composers Martin Wesley Smith and Cold Chisel. We’ll be featuring ‘garden music’ from Chile by Juan Orrego-Salas, and the tremors of San Andreas faultline by American composer Ursula Mamlok. We’ll also be continuing our Swedish musical exchange with works by some of Sweden’s top composers – Henrik Strindberg, Jenny Hettne, and Frederik Högberg.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens – Fri 9 August 7:30pm 2013 (Domain House)
Bendigo Discovery Centre – Sat 10 August 4:30pm 2013 (Railway Place)
Albury LibraryMuseum – Sun 10 August 4pm 2013 (Keiwa Street)
Canberra CSIRO Discovery Centre – Sat 17 August 7pm 2013 (Clunies Ross St, Black Mountain)