Surface Tension

Known worldwide for their adventurous musical spirit and instrumental virtuosity, sister groups from opposite ends of the globe, Aventa Ensemble and Ensemble Offspring team up with Brisbane new comers Kupka’s Piano in a one time coming together of distinctive new musical voices.

Combining to form a super group in works by Erik Griswold and Jordan Nobles, and featuring Australian premieres by Michael Finnissy alongside an array of Canadian and Australian works completely new to Sydney audiences, this concert will be an international feast of razor sharp rhythms and raucous fun.

Join us for this marathon style event of raw musical abandon, featuring three sets by three trans-pacific musical trendsetters.

Past Performance

Sydney Paddington Uniting Church, 7pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015, $20/$15


Triple Bill: Aventa Ensemble + Kupka’s Piano + Ensemble Offspring
Jordan Nobles – Surface Tension (AP)
Erik Griswold – Action Music

Ensemble Offspring
Michael Finnissy – Sonata for Toy Piano
Jane Stanley – Helix Reflection

Kupka’s Piano
Michael Mathieson-Sandars – Character Motions I & II
Eric Wubbels – Shiverer (AP)
Liam Flenady – Quite Early Morning No. 1

Aventa Ensemble
Giorgio Magnanensi – Améya II (AP)
Michael Oesterle – Delilah (AP)
Michael Finnissy – Not envious of rabbits
James Rolfe – raW (AP)


Ensemble Offspring
Jason Noble (clarinet), Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Claire Edwardes (percussion)

Aventa Ensemble (Canada)
Mark McGregor (flute), AK Coope (clarinet), Darnell Linwood (horn), Muge Buyukcelen (violin), Alasdair Money (cello), Robert Holliston (piano), Corey Rae (percussion), Bill Linwood (conductor)

Kupka’s Piano (Brisbane)
Angus Wilson (percussion), Alex Ranieri (piano), Jodie Rottle (flute)