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In 1995, Roger Woodward took a punt on a handful of young musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium. Twenty years and hundreds of premieres later, Ensemble Offspring is still pushing boundaries, breaking rules, and delighting audiences around the world. Future Retro brings together gargantuan compositions from our past (Concert 2: Retro) with five exciting new commissions (Concert 1: Future).
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Cult Italian composer Fausto Romitelli described his final work An Index of Metals as an ‘electric poem’ that explodes the possibilities of the opera format. In this fiercely contemporary Australian premiere, we meet Romitelli’s challenge. Read more

Hurricane Transcriptions/Laborintus II

Two genre-defying artists come together for a phenomenal evening of electrifying sound. Sonic Youth co-founder and revered guitarist Lee Ranaldo presents the Australian premiere of his new work Hurricane Transcriptions (Last Night on Earth), a piece composed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which blew through New York in 2012. Read more

secretnoise 90 x 90In The Secret Noise, Ensemble Offspring will be joined by a cast of dancers and actors to explore the secrets of hidden sound, in a hybrid arts production inspired by music that is deliberately shielded from public life. Read more

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