Light is Calling

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Sydney’s musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring, bring you virtuosic solos by minimalist heroes Steve Reich, Michael Gordon and Nico Muhly, and new Australian chamber music.

Experience the immersive world of music and image—from the depths of the ocean to sound worlds of molten glass.

This visceral program features virtuosic solos by Reich, Gordon and Muhly on percussion, violin and clarinet, alongside two Australian trios – a world premiere by Brisbane composer Christopher Perren, based on the movement of underwater divers, and the stunning Fractured Again Suite inspired by splintering glass.


Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 6:30pm Friday 2nd October, $30/$10 book
Melbourne Recital Centre, 6pm Thursday 14th May


Chris Perren – Divers (music & film) (WP)
Michael Gordon – Light is Calling, film by Bill Morrison
Nico Muhly – It goes without saying, film by Una Lorenzon (AP)
Steve Reich – Vermont Counterpoint, film by Andrew Wholley
Damien Ricketson – Fractured Again Suite, film by Andrew Wholley


Jason Noble (clarinet)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Andrew Wholley (video artist)

Media & Acclaim

About Michael Gordon’s Light is Calling: “…devastatingly interpreted by Ensemble Offspring’s Veronique Serret.”

About Nico Muhly’s It Goes Without Saying: “Noble transfixed the audience with the hypnotic clarinet part.”

About Damien Ricketson’s Fractured Again Suite: “…Damien Ricketson’s magnificent Fractured Again Suite…draws inspiration from the physical properties and sound of glass…The rapid opening resembles an off-kilter clockwork automaton racing towards self-destruction.”

Matthew Lorenzon, Partial Durations