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Ensemble Offspring

Avant Gardens 3: Trussed

March 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians’ homes to make some noise. Join us for this intimate concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Trussed features our stunning cellist Blair Harris alongside our Artistic Director and 2021 Hatched Associate Artist in an array of works by iconic female composers Caroline Shaw, Kaija Saariaho and Karen Tanaka, a flower-pot classic by Frederic Rzewski and works celebrating low strings by Luke Styles and Alfred Schittke. Be touched by a meaningful musical experience in four homes around Sydney brought to you by the ever-creative musicians of Ensemble Offspring during Australia’s COVID concert hall recovery. Each program will be repeated twice. Contact us for limited season pass bookings.

$45 + booking fee
Tempe, 2044 + Google Map


Date & Time

March 20 2021 at 5:00 pm

March 20 2021 at  7:00 pm (on sale when 1st show sells out)


Tempe, 2044


+ booking fee



Caroline Shaw – Boris Kerner (cello & percussion) 8’
Kaija Saariaho – Ciel Étoilé (double bass & percussion) 6’
Luke Styles – Trussed (solo double bass) 4’
Frederic Rzewski – To the Earth (flower pots & voice) 9’
Alfred Schnittke – Hymn #2 (cello and double bass) 6’
Karen Tanaka – Song of Songs (cello solo) 8’30


Blair Harris (cello)

Claire Edwardes (percussion)

Will Hansen (double bass – Hatched Associate Artist)

Robin Janus (sound)