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Ensemble Offspring

Incredible Floridas

June 23 @ 7:30pm June 24 @ 7:30pm

Experience chamber music at its most intense, visceral, and radical. Richard Meale’s Incredible Floridas is an homage to the surrealist poetry of Arthur Rimbaud. Fifty years on from its London premiere, Ensemble Offspring revives this landmark piece of Australian chamber music in an immersive staging by creative director Michelle St Anne.

Flanking this masterpiece in the shadowy surrounds of Carriageworks are world premieres from Augustin Braud and Josephine Macken, both of whom draw inspiration from Meale’s brooding and complex musical language. Finally, bridging the period between Meale and Macken is Martin Wesley-Smith’s silly and simply titled For Marimba and Tape.

This performance explores the depths of the human psyche through choreography, set design and music of nuance and virtuosity. A journey through Australia’s modern music history, join us for what promises to be a rare and unforgettable experience.

$35 – $50

245 Wilson St
Eveleigh, NSW 2015 Australia
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Date & Time


June 23, 2023 | 7:30pm


June 24, 2023 | 7:30pm


245 Wilson St
Eveleigh, NSW 2015 Australia


$35 – $50


Josephine Macken – The imaginary line about which the body rotates (2022)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion
World Premiere

Martin Wesley-Smith For Marimba and Tape (1983)
marimba, electronics

Augustin Braud – Hexis (2022)
cello, percussion
World Premiere

Richard Meale – Incredible Floridas (1971)
flute, clarinet, violin/viola, cello, piano, percussion


Jack Symonds (conductor)
Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director, percussion)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Véronique Serret (violin)
Blair Harris (cello)
Benjamin Kopp (piano)