The third of five essays inspired by the musical content of the first Earth Music Bristol festival.
On his first visit to Australia, the composer (and founder director of Earth Music Bristol) Edward Cowie heard lyre birds singing. He was so impressed that he wrote a piece of choral music inspired by what he heard. Other Australian birds have since found their way into his work. He shares his story and his enthusiasm for these natural masters of song.
Producer: Tim Dee.