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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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Alice Humphries is an incredibly versatile composer, arranging work across the jazz and contemporary classical worlds. Her world premiere “Patience” will be performed at Kontiki Racket Festival this month.

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Missy Mazzoli is truly one of a kind. With a reputation for “being consistently inventive” and “daring” she’s also been labelled as “Brooklyn’s Post-millennial Mozart”. We’ll be performing her work ‘Orrizonte’ at our upcoming Kontiki Racket Festival.

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Christopher Fox is a British-based composer whose work has been described as “impossible to categorise”. We’ll be performing his new work ‘Iron Rain‘ at our upcoming Kontiki Racket Festival.

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Hilary is the cellist and a driving force behind Adelaide’s premier string group, Zephyr Quartet. Her new work ‘Exquisite Peace’ will feature as part of the quartet’s eclectic program at our 2019 Kontiki Racket Festival.

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