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Offspring for All

Blue Silence

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October 8, 2021 @ 8:00pm

Ensemble Offspring’s core members Claire Edwardes (marimba) and Jason Noble (bass clarinet) team up with acclaimed harpist Emily Granger to unearth masterpieces from the depths of living musical imagination. Originally conceived as a live concert for the Seymour Centre’s Seymour Nights series, the complete performance of Blue Silence has since been recorded to present via livestream in order to stay connected with audiences during Sydney’s extended lockdown.

Granger’s harp will feature in a solo penned by her partner and local legend Tristan Coelho, complemented by rousing chamber works from Nathan Daughtrey (USA), Caleb Burhans (USA), Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson (Iceland), and a timely trio arrangement of the reflective Blue Silence by Australian treasure Elena Kats-Chernin. To top it all off, you’ll be captivated by a brand new duet for bass clarinet and marimba by Gerard Brophy inspired by Turkey’s eastern coastal city of Van, titled Just outside Van…

Book now to catch an exclusive Zoom interview at 7pm with composers Elena Kats-Chernin, Gerard Brophy and Tristan Coelho on the night of the show!

Offspring for All is Ensemble Offspring’s digital series, bringing a handful of our highlight concerts each year to hungry ears from around Australia and the world. This ongoing initiative will stream live and pre-recorded concerts to YouTube which will then be available on-demand on our website.

Seymour Nights is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with City of Sydney.

$20 + booking fee



October 8, 2021






+ booking fee


Nathan Daughtrey – Verve for bass clarinet & marimba (2018) 5′
Tristan Coelho – in transit for solo harp (2020) 8’
Gunnar Andreas Kristinsson – PASsaCAgLia B for bass clarinet, marimba & harp (2016) 6’30
Caleb Burhans – Once in a Blue Moon for harp & marimba (2009) 10′
Gerard Brophy – Just outside Van… (mvt. I, II, IV) for bass clarinet & marimba (2021) 8′ WP
Elena Kats-Chernin – Blue Silence for bass clarinet, marimba & harp (2006) 7′



Blue Silence Digital Program



Jason Noble (bass clarinet)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Emily Granger (harp)

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