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Play with Music and Birdsong [3pm session]

  • State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Northbridge Australia (map)

Facilitator: Jean-Michel Maujean

A tour of the Seeing Sound installation followed by a demonstration and lesson on a method to create and play music with birdsong. Participants will be given an introduction on how to play some novel 3D printed flutes within a supportive group environment. Suitable for people with little music experience.

Moonboorli (Beyond) takes place on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar nation. Propel Youth Arts WA acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.


When: Saturday 10 August, 3 - 4pm
Where: Gascoyne Room, State Library of WA

This workshop is recommended for ages 16 - 26

About the facilitator

Jean-Michel Maujean is a PhD candidate at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, at Edith Cowan University. His study involves developing techniques for composing new music with Western Australian birdsong. Jean-Michel has developed his artistic practice to include DIY music instruments, alternative tuning, cymatics and 3D spectrograms. He draws from these methods to produce works that aim to clarify understandings of harmony and sound through experimentation and visual expression. Previously he worked for Catch Music as a music facilitator, helping people from diverse backgrounds to play in a band setting and develop music skills in a supportive environment. Jean-Michel is a finalist for 2019 WAM song of the year for his piece 'Gerygone: for two PVCellos'.

About Moonboorli (Beyond)

Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, Moonboorli (Beyond) is a new youth-focused program of free events celebrating science through culture, ideas, knowledge and storytelling, taking place at the State Library of WA on Saturday 10 August.

Get involved and experience science in creative and unexpected ways through a day-long program of presentations, workshops, performances, installations, activities, and showcases of the latest scientific developments. This is your chance to meet people who can change the world and learn how you can make an impact of your own.

We respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Dr Noel Nannup, Madjital Moorna, and Koondarm, to the development of the name and theme for this event. We are grateful for the knowledge we have gained by consulting with these groups and Elders.

Moonboorli (Beyond) is a National Science Week WA Co-ordinating Committee initiative and is supported by the Australian Government through Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, and an opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society. National Science Week 2019 will run from 10-18 August. Find out more at

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