Kontiki Racket

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A visceral world of living and breathing new sounds, sinuous, sculptural and sizzling, in the form of a two-day festival event at Paddington Town Hall. Kontiki Racket counterpoints Ensemble Offspring with Adelaide’s celebrated string ensemble Zephyr Quartet, and throws in Hatched Academy artists past and current as well as a live installation of our latest line up of Offspring Bites videos. An immersive event showcasing the latest new music from around the globe in an expedition of invention.


Friday 21 June, 6.30pm & 8:30pm
Saturday 22 June, 5pm & 7pm

Paddington Town Hall

Tickets: $60 ($30 concession)

Tickets on sale soon


CONCERT 1 – Ensemble Offspring #1 ‘Raining’

Friday 21st 6:30pm

Olivia Davies – Femme (electro-acoustic)
Missy Mazzoli – Orizzonte (piano & electronics) 5’

Christopher Fox – Iron Rain (percussion, electric guitar, piano) 13’ WP

Nicole Lizée – New work (percussion solo) 10’ WP

Yannis Kyriakides – Zeimbekiko (electric guitar, violin & electronics) 11’

CONCERT 2 – Hatched Academy Associate Artist Henry Justo & Friends ‘Creating’

Friday 21st 8:30pm

Yannis Kyriakides – Music for Viola 12’

Luciano Berio – Naturale (viola, percussion & electronics) 20’

Alice Humphries – New Work (trumpet solo) 8’ World Premiere

Samantha Wolf – New Work (trio) 8’ World Premiere

CONCERT 3 – Zephyr Quartet ‘Breathing’
Saturday 22nd 5pm
Brendan Woithe – New Work (string quartet & electronics) 11’
Cat Hope – Wall Drawing (string quartet, theremin & electronics) 11’
Lisa Cheney – When We Speak (cello & electronics) 12’
Anna Meredith – Music for Ravens (string quartet) 3’
Hilary Kleinig – New work (string quartet) 4’
Caroline Shaw – Valencia (string quartet) 6′

CONCERT 4 – Ensemble Offspring #2 ‘Stealing’

Saturday 22nd 7pm

Nicole Murphy – Stolen (electric guitar, piano, violin, clarinet, double bass, percussion, conductor) 12’ Australian Premiere

Kaija Saariaho – Lichtbogen (flute, percussion, harp, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, conductor & electronics) 17’

Fausto Romitelli – Professor Bad Trip Lesson 1 (flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, electric guitar, conductor) 14’


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director/percussion)
Roland Peelman (conductor)
Véronique Serret (violin)
Anna McMichael (violin)
Blair Harris (cello)
Kirsty McCahon (double bass)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Zubin Kanga (piano/keyboard)
Joe Fallon (electric guitar)
Emily Granger (harp)
Zephyr Quartet (Hilary Kleinig, Jason Thomas, Emily Tulloch, Belinda Gehlert)
Henry Justo (viola)
Callum G’Froerer (trumpet)
Niki Johnson (percussion)

Supported by City of Sydney