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Avant Gardens 2

March 25 | 5:00pm March 26 | 5:00pm

Avant Gardens 2 is your chance to get out of the concert hall and into the fresh air. With performances in Glebe and Woollahra, a trio of clarinet, percussion and piano presents a mesmerising mix of pieces with jazz and folk influences. Grass roots commissioning fund The Silo Collective generously bring us another world premiere, this time from Melbourne’s Joe Chindamo. Also on the program is Karen Tanaka’s thrillingly fast Techno Etudes, Chick Corea’s much loved Children’s Songs, Alice Chance’s contemplative Mirroring and spellbinding works by Ensemble Offspring’s Noisy Women Commission composers Samantha Wolf and Nicole Murphy.

Experience Ensemble Offspring’s unique brand of living new music up-close. In 2023, our Avant Gardens series offers two distinctive programs presented in the homes and backyards of our trusty supporters. We’ve chosen pieces we know work well in unusual settings, and while you might hear rustling leaves or the odd birdcall, it all adds to the atmosphere.

$35 – $75


Date & Time



March 25, 2023 | 5pm

Ticket holders will receive the address before the show



March 26, 2023 | 5pm

Ticket holders will receive the address before the show


$35 – $75


Sebastián Tozzola – Paisaje Folclórico No. 2 (2017)
bass clarinet, piano

Karen Tanaka – Techno Etudes (2000)

Alice Chance – Mirroring (2021)

Samantha Wolf – Bull in a China Shop (2020)
percussion, piano

Nicole Murphy – Dissemble (2020)
clarinet, percussion

Joe Chindamo – Triangolo di pensieri (2023, Commissioned by The Silo Collective)
clarinet, piano, percussion
World Premiere

Chick Corea – Children’s Songs No. 1 & 6 (1983, arr. 2023)
clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, percussion


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director, percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Benjamin Kopp (piano)

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Avant Gardens 2