As part of Ensemble Offsprings week long 25th birthday activities, we present a live musical walkathon around the streets and homes of the inner west suburb of Tempe!
Spectacular music in the safe and open areas of our own musicians’ humble abodes – that’s what you can expect from Ah Tempe! This will be a special celebratory event which grants you a sneak peek into three musical homes. You can choose to join in our live walking tour in a safe group of 20 – or tune in from your home via our live Facebook stream.
House 1: Ensemble Offspring’s own Claire, Jason and Lamorna bring you a bite-sized program of Australian works, including a new duo by our 2019 Noisy Women Composer, Nicole Murphy.
House 2: Musical couple and Tempe residents, composer Tristan Coelho and harpist Emily Granger will welcome with an intriguing performance featuring harp, piano and electronics.
House 3: Dreambox Collective duo Alice Chance (a Tempe resident herself) and Chloe Chung present “Avant-Garden” – a structured improvisation exploring combinations of flutes, voice, accordion, household and garden objects – plus a small amount of un-intimidating audience participation, including a series of mini improvisations. The pair will create a playful space somewhere between a plant and a person nursery.
There will be two walking groups:
3 pm – 4:30pm Walking Group 1
(and streamed on Facebook Live with a selfie stick)
4pm – 5:30pm Walking Group 2
“Thanks a lot for Ah Tempe – it was just fantastic! It couldn’t have been a better first concert back after the complete lack of real live music over the past six months. again, thanks a million for organising it, and for coming up with something so magical.” Audience member
“I really loved the differing combinations of performers and instruments and the pleasure you all displayed in performing and engaging with your audience. I also enjoyed listening to the music outdoors and the planes, the traffic, the dogs and other noises blended in really well with what we were hearing.” Audience member
September 5, 2020
HOUSE 1: ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING
Group 1 3pm – 3:20pm then walk to House 2
Group 2 4pm – 4:20 then walk to House 2
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song (2018) 9’30
Ross Edwards – More Marimba Dances (2004)
Paul Kerekes – blur (2014) 8′
HOUSE 2: TRISTAN COELHO AND EMILY GRANGER
Group 1 3:30pm – 3:50pm then walk to House 3
Group 2 4:30pm – 4:50pm then walk to House 3
Kate Moore – Spin Bird (2015) 3’30
Sally Whitwell – Undiminished
Tristan Coelho – Beachscapes II (2020)
HOUSE 3: DREAMBOX COLLECTIVE
Group 1 4pm – 4:30pm
Group 2 5pm – 5:30pm
Avant-Garden (2020) WP
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Emily Granger (harp)
Tristan Coelho (piano, electronics)
Alice Chance (vocals, accordion)
Chloe Chung (flutes)