Video: Southern Sky Highlights

Highlights from the Australian 2012 premiere tour of Southern Sky – a work composed by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask when he visited Australia in the 1990s. Performed at the Yale-Columbia ruins of Mt Stromlo Observatory which was devastated by the 2003 Canberra firestorm. With guest astronomer Fred Watson from the Anglo-Australian Observatory, who joins Griffyn for a surprise jam as an encore. Featuring The Griffyn Ensemble: Michael Sollis – director, plucked strings; Meriel Owen – harp; Wyana O’Keeffe – percussion; Matthew O’Keeffe – clarinet; Kiri Sollis – flute; Carly Brown – horn; Susan Ellis – soprano; with Fred Watson – astronomer.