Forgotten Songs, Angel Place Sydney

Forgotten Songs commemorates the songs of fifty birds once heard in central Sydney, before they were gradually forced out by European settlement. The calls, which filter down from the canopy of birdcages suspended above Angel Place, change as day shifts to night; the daytime birds’ songs disappearing with the sun, and those of the nocturnal birds, which inhabited the area, sounding into the evening.

At night, you may hear the Australian Owlet-nightjar, Powerful Owl, Southern Boobook, Barn Owl, Tawny Frogmouth and White-throated Nightjar.

Lighting, Art + Science were engaged to provide a solution to light this art work, enhancing the space for the night time experience.


  • Architect – Aspect Design Studio
  • Sydney Living Museums
Date: July 10, 2011
Category: Artwork | Exterior