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Ken Thomson – Special Guest for Hatched Summer Concerts

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On Wednesday 11th December, there will be a special solo performance by
guest New Yorker Ken Thomson, from the legendary Bang On A Can All Stars. Ken is an acclaimed clarinet and bass clarinet player and a staple of NYC’s contemporary music and jazz communities.

As an instrumentalist and composer he is widely regarded for his ability to blend a rich variety of influences and styles into his own musical language. Embracing the combination of complexity in harmony, rhythm, and form while adding a punk-rock aesthetic, Thomson stands alone in his unique corner of today’s multifaceted musical world .

Ensemble Offspring is thrilled to have Ken Thomson perform as part of the 2020 Season launch on Wednesday 11th December, as well as a special guest mentor for Hatched Academy students, who’s final concert will take place on 13th December.

PERFORMANCE

Wednesday 11 December, 6.30pm, East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst

FREE (by donation)

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PROGRAM

Ken Thomson – Burst (clarinet) 8′
Igor Stravinsky – Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo (clarinet) 4′
Cassie Wieland – Hands (clarinet) 5′
Kate Moore – Red Flame Blue Flame (clarinet) 9.5′
Ken Thomson – Coarse Grind (duo with Jason Noble) (clarinet) 6′
Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint (clarinet) 11.5′

Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger