General News

Where Song Began

November 2017

TCL’s Melbourne studio was recently transformed by the sounds of Australian songbirds and our Kevin Taylor Legacy ‘Creative in Residence’ – accomplished violinist, Simone Slattery.

Simone performed works from the earliest sources through to new commissions by leading Australian composers, including Yorta Yorta song, 'Ngarra Burra Ferra' and Ralph Vaughan Williams, 'The Lark Ascending'.

Pre-recorded birdsong, video images of birds in flight overlayed with poetry provided an evocative back-drop to performance by Simone Slattery, our Kevin Taylor Legacy ‘Creative in Residence’.

Cellist, Anthony Albrecht accompanied Simone’s musical celebration of Australia’s birds – delivering an unforgettable and inspiring work that captivated the audience.

Beautiful art work adorned the walls, an incredible bower and gorgeous little knitted bird by our talented personnel and Simone’s amazing dress, created by studio principal Lisa Howard contributed enormously to the success of the event and to the memory.

“Simone and Anthony delivered an unforgettable and inspiring work that captivated the audience,” said Perry Lethlean.

“The KT Legacy is an important initiative for our studios in Carlton and Adelaide. It not only remembers a nationally important designer, our founding director, but also embodies notions of generosity, reciprocity and a recognition that diverse creative practices are critical to understanding the potential of landscape architecture” Perry said.

Thank you to all who participated in the event and contributed in so many ways to its success.