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Techno Play
Seymour Nights
Seymour Centre
August 13 @ 8:00 pm
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Phoenix Central Park

September 2, 2022

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Listen Up!
A big sonic hug
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School

September 11

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Blue Silence
Hume Chamber Music Festival
Hume Conservatorium
September 16 @ 5:00 pm
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Bellingen Muse Festival
Songbirds & Blue Silence

Concert 1 – September 24 @ 2:00 pm
Concert 2 – September 25 @ 10:00 am

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Rhythms of Change
A new gender-equal opus
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
October 12 @ 6:00 pm
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Time as Revelator
WAAPA Residency
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
October 14 @ 7:00 pm
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Hatched Composer Showcase
Nurturing emerging artists
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
November 12 @ 7:00 pm

Ensemble Offspring

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About EO

Ensemble Offspring is Australia’s leading new music group. The multi-award-winning musical trailblazer presents gripping programs of living new music and commissions more new works than any other ensemble in Australia. Ensemble Offspring is led by percussionist Claire Edwardes OAM, with a core line-up of fearless instrumentalists: Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet), Véronique Serret (violin), Blair Harris (cello) and Benjamin Kopp (piano). Ensemble Offspring is acclaimed on the international stage, and its programs support underrepresented musical voices including female-identifying and First Nations artists. Committed to subverting tradition with gripping performances that transcend time and place, Ensemble Offspring navigates the future with open-mindedness and equity for all.

“…exhilarating and intelligently constructed…visceral joyous music at its most elemental.” – Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald


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Jul 2022

Artistic Director Claire Edwardes shares highlights from Ensemble Offspring’s 2022 residency at Four Winds in the beautiful south coast of …

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Jun 2022

Each year during NAIDOC week we at Ensemble Offspring have the privilege of announcing our First Nations Composer in Residence …

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May 2022

Hatched Home Academy offers mentorship for innovative and emerging musicians around Australia. Through a number of one-on-one sessions, Ensemble Offspring’s …

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May 2022

The Classical:NEXT Innovation Award raises awareness of forward-thinking projects taking place around the world. After being nominated and shortlisted by …

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Apr 2022

About The Offcast In Ensemble Offspring’s brand new podcast, The Offcast: Conversations with musical mavericks, Artistic Director and percussion powerhouse …

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Apr 2022

We’ve been busy collaborating with the Sydney Opera House to produce three new videos for their platform Stream. Take a …

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Mar 2022

We’re very excited to announce our first ever Hatched Academy Patron – revered Australian composer, Brett Dean. Brett’s music is championed …

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Mar 2022

Sizzle | Beat hits The Great Club (Marrickville) on April 10 @ 3pm. If you know Ensemble Offspring, you know …

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Feb 2022

Mayor Clover Moore visited us for a sneak peek of Ciaran Frame’s ‘Sticky Notes’, premiering March 15-18.

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The trailblazing work of Ensemble Offspring is only possible thanks to the support of our generous donors. It’s quick and easy to join our donor community by making a donation on the Support Us page. You can choose to join a commission circle, back a core performer, nurture a development program, or simply make an untied donation. Join our community today, and help us create a diverse and vibrant future for Australian music.

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