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Composing Songlines
Composing Songlines
a celebration of first nations composers
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
December 5 @ 3:00 pm
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Hatched Summer School Concert
Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
December 17 @ 7:00 pm
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-barra
-barra
A musical map of our landscape
City Recital Hall
January 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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Songbirds
Songbirds
music of the skies
Melbourne Recital Centre
February 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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Avant Gardens 1: Verve
Avant Gardens 1: Verve
intimate outdoor performances of living new music
Tempe
February 13, 2022 @ 11:00 am
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Avant Gardens 2: Spel
Avant Gardens 2: Spel
intimate outdoor performances of living new music
Tempe
February 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Rhythms of Change
Melbourne Recital Centre
March 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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Avant Gardens 3: Song & Dance
Avant Gardens 3: Song & Dance
Intimate outdoor performances of living new music
Ashfield
March 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Sticky Notes
Customs House

March 15-18
(multiple performances)

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Young at Heart
Young at Heart
Bowral Autumn Music Festival
Bowral Autumn Music Festival
March 26, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers 2021
Eugene Goossens Hall
March 31, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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Sizzle | Beat
Sizzle | Beat
Art music hits the local club
The Great Club
April 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
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Songbirds
Songbirds
music of the skies
Blackheath Chamber Music Festival
April 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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Another Future
Another Future
Natural disasters, climate change and pandemics through music
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

June 4 @ 3pm
June 5 @ 3pm

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Time as Revelator
Time as Revelator
The essence of the beat
Carriageworks
July 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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Coming Together
Coming Together
Taikoz & Offspring play Rzewski

July 30 – Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood
August 5 & 6 – York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney
August 12 – Canberra Theatre Centre

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Blue Silence
Blue Silence
Hume Chamber Music Festival
Hume Conservatorium
September 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Bellingen Muse Festival
Bellingen Muse Festival
Songbirds & Blue Silence
September 24, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Nosferatu
The Rechabite
October 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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Rhythms of Change
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
October 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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Time as Revelator
Time as Revelator
WAAPA Residency
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
October 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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Hatched Summer School Concert
Hatched Summer School Concert
Nurturing emerging artists
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
November 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers 2022
Eugene Goossens Hall
November 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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Ensemble Offspring
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Join the EO team in 2022!
Join the EO team in 2022! Nov 2021

Do you have a talent for fundraising and a passion for new music? EO is looking for a brilliant part-time Development Manager!

Launching our 2022 Season!
Launching our 2022 Season! Nov 2021

Hitting the stage with our inimitable verve and vigour, and harnessing the deep vitality of rhythm and pulse …

Hatched Home 2021
Hatched Home 2021 Sep 2021

This year’s Hatched Home Academy was a wholesome success, yet again providing some much needed creative stimulation …

Art Music Award Winners!
Art Music Award Winners! Sep 2021

We are so thrilled to receive the State Luminary Award at this year’s APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards, for consistently …

Offspring for All: Our New Digital Series
Offspring for All: Our New Digital Series Sep 2021

An interview with CutCommon, plus everything you should know about our newest concert series.

Announcing our 2022 Hatched Academy Associate Artist – Eliza Shephard!
Announcing our 2022 Hatched Academy Associate Artist – Eliza Shephard! Sep 2021

Meet next year’s Associate Artist, flautist Eliza Shephard!

Limelight Artist of the Year: Vote Now!
Limelight Artist of the Year: Vote Now! Aug 2021

Claire Edwardes, percussionist and Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring, has been nominated for 2021 Artist of the Year!

Embracing the new and unknown
Embracing the new and unknown Aug 2021

Artistic Director Claire Edwardes’ latest article for Limelight Magazine discusses the culture around new art music, and how Ensemble Offspring tackles cultural issues in The Surge tour.

ASK US ANYTHING! Weekly Q&As on Instagram Live
ASK US ANYTHING! Weekly Q&As on Instagram Live Aug 2021

You might have heard a buzz in the air about our lockdown 2.0 initiative – Ask Us Anything on Instagram Live. Every Thursday …

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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

2021-2024 Strategic Plan
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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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