Noisy Egg Commissions

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Commissioning and premiering new music is at the heart of what we do here at Ensemble Offspring. We’re particularly proud of our track record and of what we’ve been able to achieve together with our supporters to contribute to our living Australian culture and to a vibrant contemporary classical music scene. Keep reading to find out more about our forthcoming, current and past commissions and how you can help us bring new work to life. 

Supporting a Commission | 2017 Commissions | Past Commissions

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT- for premiere in 2018

SEEKING SUPPORT

Natasha Anderson (Australia/Germany)New large-scale ensemble work, seeking donors through our NOISY EGG Creation Fund

Fiona Hill (Australia) – New work for ensemble and electro-acoustics, seeking donors through our NOISY WOMEN commissioning circle. For premiere at Hark the Machine, 2018.

Cathy Milliken (Australia/Germany)New violin solo, seeking donors through our NOISY EGG Creation Fund. For premiere at Lone Hemispheres, 2018.

Damien Ricketson (Australia)New clarinet solo,seeking donors through our NOISY EGG Creation Fund. For premiere at Lone Hemispheres, 2018.

Elizabeth Younan (Australia) New flute solo, seeking donors through our NOISY EGG Creation Fund. For premiere at Lone Hemispheres, 2018.

SUPPORTED COMMISSIONS

Tristan Coelho (Australia) A line is a dot that went for a walk (new percussion solo), generously supported by Baiba Berzins. For premiere at X,Y,Z, 2018.

Andrew Ford (Australia) Jezebel, (new voice/percussion duo), generously supported by Julian Burnside AO QC. For premiere at X,Y,Z & Port Fairy Spring Festival, 2018.

Erik Griswold (Australia)Action Music II (ensemble), generously supported by the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund. For premiere at Sizzle, 2018.

Holly Harrison (Australia) New sextet, generously supported by Penny Le Couteur and Greg Dickson. For premiere at X,Y,Z, 2018.

Alex Pozniak (Australia) New sextet, generously supported by Charles Davidson. For premiere at X,Y,Z, 2018.

Michael Smetanin (Australia)New piano solo, generously supported by Charles Davidson. For premiere at Lone Hemispheres, 2018.

Christopher Tonkin (Australia)Nosferatu (percussion & electronics), generously supported by UWA. For premiere at Nosferatu, 2018.

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

Nicole Lizee (Canada) – New solo percussion work, generously supported by Peter Howard. For premiere at Lone Hemispheres, 2018.

Genevieve Murphy (UK) – New quartet, generously supported by Charles Davidson. For premiere 2019.

CAN YOU SUPPORT A NEW COMMISSION?

We have many exciting ground-breaking new works in development for performance in 2018, for which we are seeking financial support. With four highly popular international composers committed to new commissions from Ensemble Offspring in 2018, it really is a bit of a coup, reflecting upon the high regard in which the ensemble is held internationally – but these are the most challenging creations to realise as they are more expensive and less well known at home – so we need your help.

If you would like to support and help us bring these commissions to fruition you can make a tax deductible donation through the Give Now website (donations over $2). If you would like to donate through other means, please call Ensemble Offspring General Manager, Janine Marshman on 0421 238 636 or email her here.

CURRENT COMMISSIONS – for premiere in 2017

Anahita Abbasi, New Work. Trio featuring Jessica Aszodi. For premiere at Who Dreamed It? Generously supported by donations to Ensemble Offspring’s Noisy Egg Creation Fund

Lisa Illean, Cantor (nonet). For premiere at Who Dreamed It? Commissioned by the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

Bree van Reyk, New Work. Performance installation. Premiered at Sizzle. Generously supported by Kim Williams

Aviva Endean, New Work. Performance installation. Premiered at Sizzle. Generously supported by donations to Ensemble Offspring’s Noisy Egg Creation Fund

Elizabeth Jigalin, New Work. Performance installation. Premiered at Sizzle. Generously supported by Kim Williams

Melody Eötvös, Tardigradus (duo and electronics). Premiered at Arc Electric. Generously supported by Kim Williams

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, New Work (nonet). For premiere at Who Dreamed It? Generously supported by Kim Williams

Past Commissions

2016

Holly Harrison, Vibe Rant (trio) generously supported by Penny Le Couteur and Greg Dickson Watch Video
Premiered 12th November 2016, Kontiki Racket, Nest Creative Space, Sydney

Alex Pozniak, Of things to come (sextet – extract) generously supported by Charles Davidson
Premiered 13th November 2016, Kontiki Racket, Nest Creative Space, Sydney

Thomas Meadowcroft, Medieval Rococo 12′  (flute, clarinet, clavichord, percussion, electronics), generously supported by donations to Ensemble Offspring’s Noisy Egg Creation Fund
Premiered 24th April 2016, Sizzle 2016, Petersham Bowling Club

Simon James Philips, Flaw 35′  (organ, turntables, electronics, reel-to-reel tape machine, trumpet, percussion, double bass, cello, violins) Watch video
Premiered with the Australian Art Orchestra, 23rd January 2016, Exit Ceremonies, Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

2015

Tristan Coelho, read/write error 13′ (flute, clarinet, clavichord, percussion, electronics) Watch video
Premiered 25th October 2015, Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 

Felicity Wilcox, Uncovered Ground 11′ Joint commission with Ironwood (baroque string trio, flute, violin, bass clarinet, prepared piano, percussion) Watch video | See supporters
Premiered 20th February 2015, Baha’i Centre Hobart

2014

Damien Ricketson, The Secret Noise 60′ (trio, dancers, actor) Watch video | See supporters
Premiered 20th November 2014, Lower Sydney Town Hall

Juan Felipe Waller, Detone Retune 10′ (sextet) Listen | See supporters
Premiered 11th July 2014, Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

2013

Elena Kats Chernin, Chromatica 4′ (trio) Watch video | See supporters
Premiered 14th July 2013, Petersham Bowling Club