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Events 2005

The Art of Percussion

A Profile of Claire Edwardes

The Art of Percussion

Ensemble Offspring teams up with one of the country’s most successful young percussionists, Claire Edwardes, to present a chamber concert dedicated to the art of percussion. The concert features the Australian premieres of new percussion concertinos including the radical textures of Heinz Hollinger and the urban drive of Steve Mackey. Read more

People on Sunday

Ensemble Offspring at the movies

People on Sunday

Join us for this special collaborations with the Sydney Film Festival. Four strangers, two men and two women, enjoy a lazy lakeside Sunday in Berlin in 1929. A magnificently shot film (recently restored by the Netherlands Film Museum), “People on Sunday” allows us an intimate glimpse of a joyful between-the-wars Berlin Read more

Floof!

An Ensemble Offspring and Halcyon collaboration

Floof!

Floof!…the first comprehensible word spoken by a spluttering poetry machine and the title of Esa Pekka Salonen’s award winning chamber piece for the crazy antics of amplified coloratura soprano and ensemble. In a special collaborative performance, Ensemble Offspring and Halcyon join forces Read more

Nigel Butterley Festival

Celebrating an Australian composer's 70th birthday

Nigel Butterley Festival

The first of three concerts celebrating the 70th birthday of eminent Australian composer Nigel Butterley. Presented in collaboration with Halcyon and the New Music Network, this program also features Messiaen’s Le merle noir and works by Michael Tippett, Jonathan Harvey and Priaulx Rainier. Read more

Cello Chaos

Extreme cello

Cello Chaos

Reinventing contemporary music for cello, this program presents brave works for the instrument including Australian Rosalind Page’s Extrema: A Galilean Sarabande and features the Australian premiere of Dominik Karski’s Streamforms II. Soloist Geoffrey Gartner will also perform compositions by Helmut Lachenmann, Alvin Lucier and more. Read more