In 2017, with generous support from handful of donors passionate about supporting the work of female composers, Ensemble Offspring commissioned, developed and premiered, Pentography, a stunning new sextet by Fiona Hill at Hark The Machine earlier this year.

Pentography, our first Noisy Women commission, was a rewarding journey of creation for all involved – one that Fiona herself summed, so well, after the premiere:

“It’s not often that you get external validation as an artist. This has been one of those weeks. So thankyou, thankyou to all my family, friends, colleagues, donors and fellow musicians who have made it possible. I indeed feel very blessed to be in a position to share my inner musings with the world! Also Claire Edwardes and Ensemble Offspring – you rock!!”

It was so much fun we can’t wait to do it all again… and we’re looking for another committed and passionate group of new music lovers who want to make a difference. This time around, we’re collaborating with young Sydney composer, Elizabeth Younan (read more about her below), who will be working closely with Ensemble Offspring flautist, Lamorna Nightingale, writing a piece for solo flute, for premiere in February 2019 at Carriageworks.

Will you join us?
To support this commission, donate at: www.givenow.com.au/noisywomen


Are you passionate about seeing more female composers on concert programs?

Then join our Noisy Women commissioning circle and be part of creating a new work from an emerging female composer.

In 2018 we are again calling for a handful of new music devotees and people passionate about seeing more female composers on concert programs to join us on the Noisy Women journey.

We need your help to raise $3000 to support the commission and workshopping of a new piece by Elizabeth Younan, a talented, emerging composer who has already garnered numerous accolades.

Whether it’s $15 or $500 — every donation makes a difference!

Donations $100 and over are acknowledged on the score. Donors of $250 and over are invited to behind the scenes events. All supporters receive updates with special insights into the work in development.

For more info or to donate, visit: https://www.givenow.com.au/noisywomen


Elizabeth Younan (b. 1994) is nearing the completion of her Masters degree as one of four participants in the Sydney Conservatorium’s inaugural ‘National Women Composer’s Development Program.’ She has garnered numerous accolades for her music, including the Jean Bogan Youth Prize for Piano Composition, the 102.5 Fine Music Young Composer Award, and the Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize.

Elizabeth is a featured Australian composer of Musica Viva’s 2018 International Concert Season, where she is writing a work for pianist Joyce Yang. Elizabeth’s music has also been performed by Claire Edwardes, Michael Kieran Harvey, the Goldner String Quartet, and Arcadia Winds.

A recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Award, Elizabeth currently studies under Carl Vine AO, with whom she has studied with since 2014.