Pitohui

Mark Duggan

Pitohui has been performed in Montréal and Toronto…

Pitohui is the name of a species of songbird found in Papau New Guinea. Along with its bright reddish/orange coloring and song, it has the distinction of being the only poisonous bird on earth. Even casual contact with its feathers will produce a reaction in humans from toxins carried in the animal’s feathers and skin. The juxtaposition of both attractive and deadly qualities contained in an exotic culture was the primary inspiration for this work.

Pitohui

  • Mark Duggan
  • Year of composition: 2007
  • Instrumentation: violin, cello and gamelan
Concerts
18 Apri 2012
8:00 pm
Série QB
DugganKlanacOesterleSmithSokolović
In person
Montréal (Québec)
22 May 2012
8:00 pm
DugganKlanacOesterleSmithSokolović
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)