May 10, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
It’s 1968 and a young upstart sitting in Manhattan, rewrites the history of Western music on his terms and from scratch. Ensemble Offspring take Glass’s very early ‘dots’ and turns them into music—melody, harmony and counterpoint.
We will then add voices and violin and end with the coolest form of romanticism ever imagined in Music with Changing Parts.
Join us on an epic ride into the unique mind of a young Philip Glass.
“The ensemble rose to the occasion with spirited and exciting versions (of Glass’s works)… [Music with Changing Parts] was played with such effervescent joy by Ensemble Offspring that… the music became transcendental, following the path of the earlier works with their turbo-charged rhythmic propulsion, yet now with an overlay of free floating elements that danced in and out and around. This was Glass’ music at its finest!”Jim Cotter, CityNews.com.au
Philip Glass – 1 + 1
Philip Glass – Two Pages
Philip Glass – Music in Fifths
Philip Glass – Music in Similar Motion
Philip Glass – Music in Contrary Motion
Philip Glass – Knee Plays
Philip Glass – Music with Changing Parts
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Bree van Reyk (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
James Nightingale (saxophone)
Gabi Sultana (piano)
Alister Spence (piano)
The Song Company