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Ensemble Offspring

Birdsong at Dawn

March 30, 2017 | 1:15pm

Sydney’s champions of adventurous new music, Ensemble Offspring, return to WSU in their core trio line up of flute, clarinet and percussion.

It’s a program of all female composers shining the limelight on the new – every work on the program was either written specifically for the musicians of Ensemble Offspring or within the last ten years. All but one of the works are by Australian composers, many of which have an association with WSU and a common theme is birdsong and the weird and wonderful squeaks, croaks and creaks of Australian native animals. Ensemble Offspring present bight sized, fun and up-beat works which will re-energise your lunchtime!



March 30, 2017




Holly Harrison – Frogstomp (2015) for flute, clarinet, percussion 5’
Melody Eötvös – Tardigradus (2017) for flute, percussion, electronics 6’
Felicity Wilcox – Yurabirong (2016) for bass clarinet 6’
Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree for flute, clarinet, vibraphone 7′
Hollis Taylor – Owen Springs Reserve (2014) for solo vibraphone + field recordings 6’
Cynthia Hou – Wind for flute, clarinet, percussion 4’
Melody Eötvös – Leafcutter (2010) for clarinet, vibraphone 5′
Holly Harrison – Vibe Rant (2017) for flute, clarinet, vibraphone 5’


Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)

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Birdsong at Dawn