1987, 54 Minutes
This beautifully crafted film interweaves the sounds of nature and song recordings of rare Australian birds with synthesized music that celebrates the Australian landscape and its wildlife.
Kevin Peek, composer and guitarist with Sky, teams up with Mars Lasar, composer and ‘Fairlight’ whiz, to take an unusual and experimental voyage of discovery into the untapped potential of the Australian continent. This beautifully crafted film interweaves the sounds of nature and song recordings of rare Australian birds—the Victoria’s Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae), Lyrebird and Emu among others—with synthesized music that celebrates the Australian landscape and its wildlife.
Superbly photographed, Sounds Like Australia breaks new ground in bringing music and the natural world together.
Produced by Film Australia, the Production Division of the Australian Film Commission.© 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Jamie Robertson
Featured People: Kevin Peek, Mars Lasar, Jim Frazier, Densey Clyne
Running Time: 54 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: Composition and Musicology, Harmony and Aural Culture, Music Technology, Music Therapy, Music Performance/improvisation.