Events 2012

New Radicals

New music to be seen, heard and felt

New Radicals

Unearthing the sonic possibilities of both the acoustic and the electronic, here are two world and four Australian premieres by six composers from around the globe. This is modern folk music gone insane; a posse of megaphones, bell laden gloves and a mass of melodians. New Radicals is new music to be seen, heard and most importantly, felt. Read more

Blindman’s Bluff

Playful music

Blindman's Bluff

Ensemble Offspring’s dream percussion team of Bree van Reyk and Claire Edwardes are joined by multi talented clarinettist come table hitter Jason Noble, in this imaginative concert exploring the infinite realms of 21st Century music making. An imaginative selection of enlightening and fun works that see musicians donning blindfolds, Read more

Sizzle

A sizzling smorgasbord of sensory seduction

Sizzle

Warming up your winter, Sizzle makes a much-anticipated return to the Petersham Bowling Club in 2012. Ensemble Offspring gets contemporary classical music off its high horse and takes it to the people in a series packed full of fun and surprise. Expect avant-garde contemporary classics mashed up with pop music, early music, late music  Read more

Music to Infinity

Infinite imagination

Music to Infinity

Ensemble Offspring’s all-star percussionists Bree van Reyk and Claire Edwardes are joined by multi-talented clarinettist cum table hitter Jason Noble, in this imaginative concert exploring the infinite realms of 21st Century music making. Mesmerising dancing hands, blindfolds, childhood stories with a backbeat and 6 bulging boomboxes  Read more

Silva

Natural music

Silva

Humans have always looked in awe and wonder at the natural world and tried to reflect that order and beauty in music. Lose yourself in a poetic representation of the Mediterranean shrubland Garrigue in the work of spectralist Tristan Murail or the organic branch-like melodic patterns of Xenakis’ PlektoRead more

A Little Lunch Music

Transforming your lunchtime

A Little Lunch Music 2012

Transform your lunchtime with this eclectic and appealing program featuring works by much loved Australian composers Ross Edwards, Elena Kats-Chernin and Andrew Ford as well as Matthew Shlomowitz, Tom Johnson, Mark Pollard, Melody Eötvös, Mark Glentworth and Lachlan Davidson. Read more

Tura New Music 25th Anniversary

We’ve packed the best of our best into a punchy all out assault on the lucky citizens of Perth to help wish our favourite totally huge new music company from the west a happy birthday. Works by Thierry de Mey, Melody Eötvös, James Humberstone, Larry Polansky, Matthew Shlomowitz and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Read more

On Loop

A varied critique of repetition in music

On Loop

Famous for original and unexpected collaborations, Ensemble Offspring brings turntablist Martin Ng together with world-renowned Scottish accordionist James Crabb to create an evening of low and hi-fi blips beats and loops. Featuring Bernhard Lang, an Austrian composer taking Europe by storm, the group also welcomes  Read more