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Ensemble Offspring: Night Songs

2024 Adelaide Festival
Music
Space Theatre
Night Songs 2560x1280
3 shows

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Created by celebrated Australian musician and composer Jon Rose, Night Songs is a remarkable sonic experience: an interspecies engagement between the 13-million-year-old music of the pied butcherbird and contemporary human musicians. 

Pied butcherbirds sing their long-form songs at nighttime in spring. Night Songs compresses time and geography, shrinking a 24-hour period of birdsong into a one-hour audio-visual encounter. Taking Dr Hollis Taylor’s recordings and transcriptions of these remarkable birds, Jon Rose has arranged this music for eight musicians from Australia’s premier new music group, Ensemble Offspring. 

In this playful presentation, a film of the pied butcherbird will take centre stage while Ensemble Offspring plays from the balconies. It’s an immersive concert experience not to be missed. 

Night Songs is perfect festival fare: celebratory and communal in spirit and immersive staging, and blessed with a welcome sense of ecological sensitivity and purpose.

— RealTime 

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Performance Location: Space Theatre

Space Theatre

You can enter the Space Theatre by foot from North Ter­race, Ade­laide Rail­way Sta­tion, Ade­laide Oval, or King William Road. 

From North Ter­race, walk down the laneway along­side SkyC­i­ty Casi­no. From King William Road, you can walk over Fes­ti­val Plaza (there’s a lift and esca­la­tor down to the Dunstan Play­house lev­el) or along the Walk of Fame from Elder Park.

Access

There is an acces­si­ble drop off area locat­ed off Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under the River­bank Footbridge.

A des­ig­nat­ed dis­abil­i­ty drop off is also avail­able 45 min­utes before per­for­mances. To access this drop off area, turn onto Fes­ti­val Dri­ve from King William Road, pass the Fes­ti­val Plaza car park entrance and stay left, dri­ving through the EOS Hotel vis­i­tor drop off loop to arrive at the Dun­stan Play­house & Space Theatre access drop off. 

Taxi services

The best place to be dropped off by taxi is on King William Road at the Fes­ti­val The­atre or on North Terrace. There is also a drop off area locat­ed off low­er Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under­neath the River­bank Footbridge. 

Car parking

The nearest car park is located behind Adelaide Convention Centre on Festival Drive - next to the Riverbank Footbridge. The eastern lift will take you to the promenade level where it's a short walk to the theatre entrance. Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

Public transport

Accessible by many forms of public transport. Including trains, buses, the tram (stop at Railway Station) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

We want to make your vis­it as enjoy­able as pos­si­ble and offer many ways to assist if sup­port is required.

Accessible seating

Patrons using a wheel­chair and those unable to man­age stairs can be seat­ed in the bal­cony or on floor lev­el depend­ing on the venue configuration. 

Lifts

Stair-free seat­ing is avail­able at the upper bal­cony lev­el only. 

Toilets

Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Assistance animals

Every theatre and event/function area of Adelaide Festival Centre is assistance animal friendly. 

Audio assistance

Space Theatre has hearing loop facilities, limited to particular seats in the venues.

Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System. Please advise the oper­a­tor at the time of booking. 

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