Events 2013

Ligeti Morphed

Underground electronica meets Ligeti

Ligeti Morphed

What happens when you tackle the vast textures of György Ligeti’s masterwork Atmospheres with a couple of strings, percussion, electric guitar and turntables? In this unique collaboration, Sydney’s virtuoso champions of innovative classical music, Ensemble Offspring, are joined by internationally famed underground electronica duo Read more

Posh Playground

At the Metropolis New Music Festival

Posh Playground

Ensemble Offspring’s favourite UK composers, Christopher Fox, Laurence Crane, Jennifer Walshe, Bryn Harrison and Matthew Shlomowitz headline this playful look at music in Britain in the 21st century. Crane and Harrison’s reflective and expansive textures are set against what can only be described as crazy performance art in a truly fresh Read more

Clique

SCM Modern Music Ensemble collaboration

Clique

Clique, a world premiere for accordion, clarinet and percussion by Damien Ricketson sparks this collaboration between Ensemble Offspring and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Modern Music Ensemble. Each soloist will join these young new music specialists under the direction of Daryl Pratt, in a concerto that showcases their Read more

The Listening Museum

With Clocked Out duo

The Listening Museum

Adventurous Brisbane based duo Clocked Out come together with Ensemble Offspring to present a series of performance installations focusing on the phenomena of listening – a long clarinet glide accompanied by sine tones, resonant bass drums and bouncing ping pong balls, twitter hymns, private beauty box performances, Read more

Between the Keys

Bespoke instruments, stunning music

Between the Keys

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. Read more

Sizzle

Minor works curated by Bree van Reyk

Sizzle

Warming up your winter, Sizzle returns to the Petersham Bowling Club in 2013 with a special shindig curated by Ensemble Offspring’s very own multi talented genre defying percussionist Bree van Reyk. Incorporating unexpected juxtapositions, Ensemble Offspring takes its brand of musical fun to audiences of all ages. Read more

Slow Flipping Harmonies

Ricketson, Shlomowitz & Xenakis celebration

Slow Flipping Harmonies

Make a night of it at Newtown’s The Vanguard and The Bendigo Bank Theatre in Bendigo with Slow Flipping Harmonies – a showcase by the group’s two original founders. Described as arty farty charades, Matthew Shlomowitz’s most recent ‘letter piece’ for trio is sure to mesmerise. Read more

Music to Infinity 2013

Infinite imagination

Music to Infinity

Ensemble Offspring’s all-star percussion line up 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. Mesmerising dancing hands, blindfolds, childhood stories with a backbeat and crashing bass drums Read more

Roar

European tour

Roar

Ensemble Offspring Roar at the lucky citizens of London and Campbelltown, performing works commissioned and championed by the group. In its second European tour, Ensemble Offspring presents Australian gems and modern classics alongside a barrage of works written especially for the ensemble Read more

Finé

Ending 2014 in style

Finé

To conclude a wonderful year of unforgettable performances as part of the 2013 Contemporary Music Program, Campbelltown Arts Centre presents FINЀ – a double bill of fresh new music from around the globe featuring percussion soloist Claire Edwardes in Numero Uno and Ensemble Offspring direct from Europe in Roar. Read more