Live Performance
Synchromy presents Urban Birds, an experience showcasing many of the incredible birds and composers of Southern California.


Saturday, June 26th, 2021
2:00pm and 3:00pm


Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 Griffin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031


Free, but registration is required


Christopher Adler: Ash Throated Flycatcher

Jason Barabba: Crow Language

Vera Ivanova: Mockingbird Hopscotch

Veronika Krausas: California Towhee

Pamela Madsen: Owl’s Breath

Kenji Oh: Red Shouldered Hawk

Brandon Rolle: Call and Echo

Diana Wade: Psychopomp

Dante DeSilva: Heat Thrasher

Jen Wang: Monster


Christopher Adler, khaen
Sean Barela, bassoon
Rachel Beetz, flute
Jennifer Bewerse, cello
Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin
Luc Kleiner, voice
Cassia Streb, viola
Robert Walker, oboe
Brian Walsh, clarinet
Scott Worthington, contrabass


Synchromy commissioned ten pieces from Southern California-based composers inspired by common local birds. Premiere performances will take place amongst the trees of the Children’s Garden at the Audubon Center. Visitors will have an experience similar to bird watching: wandering the beautiful ground, stumbling upon performances in unexpected places.

Viewers looking for a more interactive experience will enjoy our field guide to the featured birds and Q and A with the composers. Younger viewers will find instructions for making binoculars and bird-calls using materials found around the house, such as toilet paper tubes, rubber bands, and clothespins, which they can try out at home after this inspiring performance.

Nestled amongst ponds, trails, and gardens, the Audubon Center is a wonderful place for all Angelenos to search for birds and other native wildlife. Synchromy’s project allows audiences to explore this center and its natural inhabitants, as well as its temporary musical ones. The park is newly renovated and freshly reopened, so this will be an exploration even for those familiar with the park.

This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council.