Forgotten Songs was initially a temporary laneway artwork program in Sydney in 2009-2010. Thankfully it wasn't lost to us and was recommissioned as part of an upgrade to Angel Place in 2012.
Forgotten Songs commemorates 50 bird species once heard in central Sydney before European settlement. These birds disappeared from the area as Sydney developed.
During the day the songs of these missing birds ring out above your head from their empty cages.
|I saw one of these beautiful birds just last weekend|
(not in Sydney though)
As we went to a concert that night at City Recital Hall I got to go back in the evening. It was raining though so we didn't really hang around. At night the nocturnal bird calls are played.
I'd long thought that Forgotten Songs reminded me of Dickens' Miss Flight in Bleak House. And what did I find in Dymocks that very same day?
|Art imitating life?|
Life imitating art?
Actually it looks like Penguin have a lovely new set of Dickens hard back editions. I might really need these.
Angel Place (just off George St, near Martin Place)
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