Between the Keys

Bespoke instruments, stunning music

Ensemble Offspring kicks off the year by taking its unique handmade instruments on the road in Between the Keys. Between The Keys extends our successful Partch’s Bastards project. We follow the lead of the iconic Harry Partch whose music was so radical he needed to build his own orchestra of unique instruments to play it. Ensemble Offspring has commissioned visually striking and sonically beautiful instruments on which to perform vivid new colours and scales. Insightful education workshops accompany the concert program.


Phillip Glass – Music in Similar Motion
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Kraig Grady – Akashic Torus
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Arana Li – Mysteries (world premiere)

Terumi Narushima – Hidden Sidetracks
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Arvo Pärt – Fratres
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Damien Ricketson – Some Shade of Blue
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Damien Ricketson (violin)
Anna McMichael (undachin tarhu)
Jason Noble (clarini/harmonium)
Diana Springford (clarini)
Claire Edwardes (centaur vibraphone)
Bree van Reyk (meru bars/percussion)

Past Performances

Parramatta Riverside Theatres (Raffertys), 7.30pm Tuesday 21st May 2013
Armidale New England Regional Art Museum, 7pm Thursday 23rd May 2013 (workshop 11am The Armidale School)
Wollongong Illawarra Music Festival, Wollongong City Gallery, 2pm Saturday 25th May 2013 (workshop 12pm)
Canberra The Street Theatre (Street 1), 7.30pm Saturday 8th June 2013


$32/$27/$23 riversideparramatta.com.au
$25/$15 at the door neram.com.au
$25/$20 wollcon.com.au/events
$29/$27/$15 thestreet.org.au

Media & Acclaim

“This was a most enjoyable concert exploring an intriguing and rarely visited sonic landscape. Different, but very accessible, the program proved a hit with barely an empty seat in the house” Full review

Veronica Bailey, Partial Durations


Download concert program here (select booklet print option in your print menu)