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“We are proud to announce that in 2020 Ensemble Offspring turns 25, and to celebrate, we will be performing all over Australia!”

Artistic Director Claire Edwardes
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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.

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Noisy Women Commission: Dr Eve Klein

Hatched Academy Associate Artist: Will Hansen (double bass)

Hatched Academy Open Mic: Mishi Stern/David Moran (violin and cello), JACHLO (Jacques Emery/Chloe Kim – double bass and drum kit), Phoebe Bognár (flutist, composer and improviser) Read more

Genevieve Murphy stands in the centre of a blue washed stage, with members of Ensemble Offspring seated around her.

Ensemble Offspring’s clarinettist, Jason Noble had an opportunity mid-way through the European tour to share some thoughts on the premiere of a new collaboration with Scottish composer Genevieve Murphy.  

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Zubin Kanga, Ensemble Offspring’s pianist, shares an insight into the ensemble’s experience at Gaudeamus Muziekweek Festival.

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Ensemble Offspring’s Artistic Director and percussionist, Claire Edwardes, reflects on the group’s recent 8 show, 4 country tour across Europe.

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Ensemble Offspring is currently touring Europe. Flautist Lamorna Nightingale shares her experience of the group’s first gig in Berlin.

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During NAIDOC week, we were proud to announce Brenda Gifford as our inaugural ‘First Nations Composer in Residence’ for 2020.  

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Read Angus McPherson’s Limelight review of Kontiki Racket Festival highlighting our fun ‘instrument petting zoo’ as well as the fact that 14 of our 20 programmed composers were women. 

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Melbourne-based composer and pun enthusiast Samantha Wolf is quickly gaining recognition as one of Australia’s most distinctive young voices. A graduate of the Queensland and Melbourne Conservatoriums, and the recipient of numerous awards, her music has been described as ‘haunting’ ‘enigmatic’ and ‘inspired’. She uses elements of solo, chamber, choral, band and orchestral works, interdisciplinary collaborations, and electroacoustic and fixed media works that incorporate noise, speech, and found sounds.

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