Ever wondered what a composer is thinking about when they create a new work for a particular artist? Listen here to hear composers Tristan Coelho and Alex Pozniak discuss how they went about creating their works, A line is a dot that went for a walk and en Masse, soon to be premiered at Spectral Tech.

Spectral Tech is at 7pm Saturday 29 September, at Sydney Conservatorium of Music (70 minutes, no interval).



Tristan Coelho – A line is a dot that went for a walk for vibraphone (World Premiere) 10’
Holly Harrison – Bend/Boogie/Break for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano (World Premiere) 10’
Alex Pozniak – en Masse for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano (World Premiere) 20’
Tristan Murail – Thirteen Colours of the Setting Sun (1978) for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello 13’


Roland Peelman (conductor)
Véronique Serret (violin)
Rowena Macneish (cello)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

At the Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards Ensemble Offspring is thrilled to see works we performed win in two categories, both Choral/Vocal Work of the Year and Instrumental Work of the Year.

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The Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards will be held in Melbourne on 21 August. Ensemble Offspring is very pleased to have been named as a finalist in two categories, and we look forward to seeing all the great artists at the Awards being given recognition for their powerfully high standard of work.

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Throughout May 2018, Ensemble Offspring had a blast performing Sounds Like Australia at the Sydney Opera House. With the help of Play School’s Luke Carroll – and five of our nation’s finest composers – Kirra Quokka’s romp through the Australian bush was brought to life for hundreds of families. Now we are delighted to announce that you can take this production home with you too, in album form! 

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Nurture the music of tomorrow – Donate Now!

If you make a donation to Ensemble Offspring before the end of this financial year our generous Board, along with our Patron Kim Williams AM, will match your amount, so that you make double the impression on the young artists of our Hatched Academy.
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This month heralds the beginning of a new era for Ensemble Offspring, welcoming a new General Manager, Nick Pontikos, and first ever Development, Marketing and Projects Manager, Anna Kamaralli.

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After assessing many outstanding applications to our 2018 Hatched Academy Composer Summer School and Open Mic streams, we’re pleased to announce the successful candidates.

Six composers were chosen from around Australia to take part in our Hatched Academy Composer Summer School, Dec 10-14. Congratulations and welcome to Solly Frank (NSW), Samantha Wolf (VIC), Joanna Ward (NSW), Jakob Bragg (VIC), Joe O’Connor (VIC) and Josten Myburgh (WA). 

We also welcome our inaugural Hatched Open Mic performers, who are developing three sets for performance at 107, Redfern on July 7. Congratulations to Naomi Johnson and Henry Liang, Ensemble Onsombl and Freya Schack-Arnott.

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Just back from a road trip to Brewarinna where the ensemble performed at Baiame’s Ngunnhu Festival, Claire Edwardes, Lamorna Nightingale, Freya Schack-Arnott and Jason Noble share their experiences. Read more

Ensemble Offspring is looking for an exceptional individual to be our new General Manager and lead our innovative organisation, now a national leader in the new music field. This position is ideal for a keen arts administrator with experience in production, management, grant writing and fundraising. If you’re someone who is looking to build strategic leadership experience and take the next steps in their arts career leading a small-medium organisation to its next phase of success, come and tell us how you can address the criteria below.
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With three exciting partnerships, three world premieres and the opportunity to showcase Australian work on an international stage, our Hong Kong Artistree Tour was a wonderful experience in artistic and cultural exchange. Claire Edwardes, Lamorna Nightingale and Jason Noble share their personal write-ups below. Read more