seymour nights
Seymour Centre
June 19 @ 8:00 pm
Shivers on Speed
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
June 24 @ 7:00 pm
seymour nights
Seymour Centre
June 26 @ 8:00 pm
Australian Composition Day 2021
Santa Sabina College
July 19 @ 9:00 am
music of the skies

Friday 6 August – Melbourne Recital Hall, Melbourne
Saturday 21 August – Noosa Music Society, Noosa
Saturday 16 October – Restrung Festival, Brisbane

The Surge

Friday 21 May – National Film & Sound Archive, Canberra
Sunday 23 May – Deniliquin Baptist Church, Deniliquin
Saturday 29 May – The Corridor Project, Cowra
Sunday 30 May – Orange Conservatorium, Orange
Saturday 5 June – Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
Friday 20 August 2021 – SLQ The Edge, Dots+Loops, Brisbane

Ngarra-Burria 2021 Concert
Eugene Goossens Hall
October 13 @ 6:00 pm
Sticky Notes
Customs House

November 24 @ 3:30pm & 4:30pm
November 25 @ 2pm & 3pm
November 26 @ 3:30pm & 4:30pm
November 27 @ 12pm (audio described), 12:45pm & 1:30pm
November 28 @ 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm,
1:30pm, 2:15pm & 3pm

Ensemble Offspring
Ensemble Offspring


Podcast: the nature of being a percussionist
Podcast: the nature of being a percussionist Jun 2021

Paul Kildea chats to our Artistic Director about her kaleidoscopic musical background.

Hatched HOME Academy mentees announced!
Hatched HOME Academy mentees announced! May 2021

Introducing our twelve Hatched HOME Academy mentees for 2021!

The Surge is coming!
The Surge is coming! May 2021

Adrenaline is at an all-time high at Ensemble Offspring headquarters: we’re packing the van for The Surge tour!

Coming up: Shivers on Speed
Coming up: Shivers on Speed May 2021

All about our upcoming show at the Utzon Room on June 24. Book your Shivers tickets over the phone to use your Dine & Discover vouchers!

Offspring Bites 3 out now!
Offspring Bites 3 out now! Mar 2021

Our latest album Offspring Bites 3: En Masse is now available to purchase, download and stream!

South Coast séjour!
South Coast séjour! Mar 2021

A guest article by our friend and Sydney-based composer Alice Chance.

Women of Note Vol. 3
Women of Note Vol. 3 Mar 2021

Four Ensemble Offspring tracks feature on ABC Classic’s newest compilation release Women of Note Volume 3

Lone Hemispheres: The Solo Sessions Review
Lone Hemispheres: The Solo Sessions Review Mar 2021

A glowing five stars for Lone Hemispheres: The Solo Sessions!

Happy International Women’s Day 2021!
Happy International Women’s Day 2021! Mar 2021

We reflect on the past few years of dedication to gender equity in music.

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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 (including female identifying and First Nations artists) to build a thriving culture for the 21st century. Artistic Director – Claire Edwardes

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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 claire[at]ensembleoffspring for more information.
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