Hatched Open Mic Concert
East Sydney Community Arts Centre (ESCAC)
December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Hatched Summer School Concert
East Sydney Community Arts Centre (ESCAC)
December 18 @ 6:00 pm
Ensemble Offspring
Ensemble Offspring
Mesmerism: Sydney Opera House Live


NAIDOC Week 2020
NAIDOC Week 2020 Nov 2020

Here at EO, we are passionate about supporting First Nations musicians

Noisy Women and Hatched
Noisy Women and Hatched Nov 2020

We are delighted to announce our participants for Noisy Women and Hatched 2021. The successful applicants are…

Songbirds released on CD
Songbirds released on CD Jul 2020

Released digitally on ABC Classic in June, Ensemble Offspring’s Songbirds has quickly garnered widespread popularity and critical…

Hatched Home Academy
Hatched Home Academy Jul 2020

We look back on a whirlwind month of mentorship, new connections and friendships forged…

Our Musicians 25th Playlists
Our Musicians 25th Playlists Jul 2020

What do the performers, composers and friends of Ensemble Offspring listen to in their downtime?

EO members and friends share their memories
EO members and friends share their memories Jul 2020

If you’ve been following our socials, you would have seen some nostalgic videos popping up twice a week…

Results Announced for Hatched Home Academy & Commission
Results Announced for Hatched Home Academy & Commission Jul 2020

We announce the results of our 2020 Hatched Home Academy & Commission call-out.

A Death Knell for Australian Arts and Culture?
A Death Knell for Australian Arts and Culture? Jun 2020

Claire Edwardes, Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring, weighs in on funding cuts, ‘unfunded excellence’, and the planned fee hike for …

EO Covid-19 June -Dec Season Update
EO Covid-19 June -Dec Season Update Jun 2020

An update from Ensemble Offspring on our Covid-19 response and plans for the remainder of 2019. As the NSW lockdown …

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Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks, uniting innovative Australian instrumentalists with a broad collective of collaborators to champion the music of tomorrow. Together we explore new ideas through living music that leaps across art form. Driven by discovery, Ensemble Offspring presents intricately crafted experiential performances that transcend genre and place, tapping into the innate curiosity and adventurous spirit of our audiences. Featuring a core line up of world class musicians (on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano and percussion), Ensemble Offspring also provides opportunities to a broad range of Australian artists and creators, nurturing emerging and traditionally under-represented musicians to build a thriving culture for the 21st century.

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Ensemble Offspring prides itself on creating and performing music that excites and inspires, arouses and provokes. Commissioning, workshopping and premiering new musical works is at the heart of what we do, forging original pathways towards a thriving Australian musical culture for future generations. Over 25 years we have commissioned hundreds of new works resulting in over 300 world premieres. But we can’t do this alone. We rely on our wonderful supporters and patrons, those passionate individuals who love what we do and can chip in to help us keep doing it. In particular, donations  to our Noisy Egg Creation Fund have helped us cultivate today’s emerging talent, in the creation of the music of tomorrow. You can now donate directly via our website or you can contact Sophie Van Dijk for more information.
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