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Ensemble Offspring

European Tour

September 16 @ 12:00pm September 24 @ 12:00pm

After a long hiatus, Ensemble Offspring returns to Europe in 2023 to share the best new Australian music. We’re presenting the first international performances of our specially commissioned Songbirds repertoire and the music of the internationally acclaimed Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers program (Classical:NEXT Innovation Award recipient 2022). We’re taking Aussie art music international, spreading the love for these sonic gems with performances in Helsinki and Berlin.

We’re also connecting our country to the world through new musical collaborations. With experimental art music as our common language we are teaming up with Korvat auki (‘Ears Open’) in Helsinki, and in Berlin we join Marc Sinan’s Pantopia Festival. Together, our global network of art music fiends will create unique musical experiences informed by our varied cultural backgrounds.


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    Berlin, Germany

    September 16 & 17, 2023


    Helsinki, Finland

    September 21 & 22, 2023


    Alice Humphries – The Visitor (Sorry, I can’t stay) (2022)
    flute, bass clarinet, percussion

    Brenda Gifford – Mungala (Clouds) (2019)
    alto flute, percussion

    Brenda Gifford –Bardju (2017)
    alto flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone, cello

    Ella Macens – Falling Embers (2020)
    solo vibraphone & crotales

    Eric Avery – Gliding (2019)
    flute, clarinet, vibraphone, cello

    Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree (2015)
    flute, clarinet, vibraphone

    Gerard Brophy – Beautiful Birds (2019)
    flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone

    Hollis Taylor & Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (2019)
    flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone, field recording

    Hollis Taylor & Jon Rose – N’Dhala Gorge 2014 (2022)
    vibraphone, backing track

    Mary Finsterer – new work (2023) WP
    flutes, bass clarinet, percussion

    Nardi Simpson – Of Stars and Birds (2020)
    flute, clarinet, vibraphone

    Nardi Simpson – Wilga’s Last Dance (2019)
    flute, clarinet, vibraphone, cello

    Rhyan Clapham – Pitara Yaan Muruwariki (2017)
    flute, clarinet, percussion, cello

    Troy Russell – New Home (2018)
    flute, clarinet, vibraphone, cello

    Troy Russell – Nucoorilma (The Apple Tree) (2017)
    flute, clarinet, vibraphone, cello


    Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director, percussion)
    Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
    Jason Noble (clarinets)
    Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)