Birdsong at Dusk

Sydney’s champions of adventurous new music, Ensemble Offspring, give a concert in their core trio line-up of flute, clarinet and percussion.

It’s a program of composers shining the limelight on the new – every work on the program was either written specifically for the musicians of Ensemble Offspring or within the last ten years. All works are by Australian composers, and a common theme is birdsong and the weird and wonderful squeaks, croaks and creaks of Australian native animals. Ensemble Offspring present bite sized, fun and up-beat works to welcome in the dusk.


31 July, 7pm, Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar School


Jane Stanley – Desert Rose (2010) for flute and vibraphone 3′
Jane Stanley – Helix Reflection (2013) for flute and clarinet 4′
Hollis Taylor – Owen Springs Reserve (2014) for vibraphone and field recording 6′
Holly Harrison – Vibe Rant (2017) for vibraphone, flutes and clarinet 7’
Melody Eotvos – Leafcutter (2012) for clarinet and vibraphone 5′
Felicity Wilcox – Yurabirong (2016) for bass clarinet 6’
Tristan Coelho – Daybreak (2018) for flute and electronics 6’
Hollis Taylor – Owen Springs Reserve (2016) for vibraphone and field recording 6’
Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree (2015) for flute, clarinet, vibraphone 8’


Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)