An Ensemble Offspring and Halcyon collaboration


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 to present this and other recent works in a program for voice and ensemble where luscious new sounds breathe life into ancient themes.


Michael Finnissy — Springtime
Nigel Butterley — Carmina
Esa Pekka Salonen – Floof!
Simone East — The Voice of the Shuttle
Claude Vivier — Bouchara


Roland Peelman (conductor)

Alison Morgan (soprano
Jenny Duck-Chong (mezzo soprano
Veronique Serret, Thomas Talmacs (violin
Nicole Forsyth (viola)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello
Andrew Meisel (bass
Michael Sitsky (flute
Linda Walsh (oboe
Jason Noble & Diana Springford (—clarinet
Matthew Ockenden (bassoon
Saul Lewis (horn
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)
Sally Whitwell (keyboard)

Past Performances

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
, 8pm Friday 1st July, 2005


Download concert program here