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Ensemble Offspring


December 14, 2018 | 5:00pm

Held in the inner city suburb of Glebe from 10-14 December 2018 our first ever summer school is a new five-day intensive program.

The 6 composers selected from a large pool of applicants from around the country will partake in instrumental workshops with core Ensemble Offspring members, one-on-one mentoring with the three composition mentors, Matthew Shlomowitz, Cathy Milliken and Amanda Cole, as well as peer sessions, group improvisations, round table discussions and two public concerts on the final evening, which you are invited to attend!

Our Friday night concerts, in two parts at 5 and 7pm, feature the Australian premiere of Lecture About Bad Music narrated by Matthew Shlomowitz himself, a duo for voice and piano sung by composer Cathy Milliken with Zubin Kanga and world premieres by Amanda Cole and Andrew Ford. Come along and meet the six selected participants: Joe O’Connor (Vic), Samantha Wolf (Vic), Josten Myburgh (WA), Jakob Bragg (Vic), Solomon Frank (NSW) and Kirsten Milenko (NSW/Denmark).

160 St John's Road
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia


Date & Time

Friday 14 December 2018 @ 5pm & 7pm


Glebe Town Hall
160 St John's Road
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia


5pm – Jezebel
Performances by Hatched Summer School composition participants Joe O’Connor (Vic), Samantha Wolf (Vic), Josten Myburgh (WA), Jakob Bragg (Vic), Solomon Frank (NSW) and Kirsten Milenko (NSW/Denmark) along with mentors Matthew Shlomowitz, Cathy Milliken, Amanda Cole and members of Ensemble Offspring.

Cathy Milliken –Memorial (free instrumentation) 15′
Andrew Ford – Jezebel for soprano & percussion 13′
James Saunders – Everybody Do This (free instrumentation) 14′
Amanda Cole – Orbital Resonance for flute, clarinet, violin, piano, percussion 8’

7pm – Lecture About Bad Music

Cathy Milliken – Objects for voice & piano 14′
Matthew Shlomowitz  – Lecture About Bad Music for violin, clarinet, keyboard, electric guitar & narrator 40′


Matthew Shlomowitz (narrator)
Jane Sheldon (soprano)
Cathy Milliken (voice)
Zubin Kanga (piano/keyboard)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Joe Fallon (electric guitar)
Hatched Academy Summer School Participants

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