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Ensemble Offspring


Celebrating spring, fertility, the moon and renewal Ensemble Offspring presents this tasting plate of living new music featuring works from home and across the globe as part of Great Southern Nights. We remember the creative genius that was Cor Fuhler (NL/AUS), we premiere new works from Gerry Brophy (Aus) and Christopher Fox (UK) and we revisit duos by living legends Liza Lim and Kaija Saariaho. Be a part of the live music making experience after the longest hiatus in living history, as part of Great Southern Nights at the Cell Block Theatre this November.

4.5 stars “Live performance of new music returned with a big bang when Ensemble Offspring percussionist Claire Edwardes received a standing ovation…” Steve Moffat, Limelight Magazine

“A welcome return to normalised music-making in the face of the overwhelming setbacks that have characterised 2020….there was a pervasive sense of community that must’ve felt somewhat cathartic for many.” Adam Jeffrey, Classikon

Trace by Christopher Fox proved a great vehicle for the ensemble to meet on equal terms, with twisting, serpentine lines, now accompanied by the crickets, confidently negotiated by all four members.” Adam Jeffrey, Classikon

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Cnr Forbes St &, Burton St, Darlinghurst
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia
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November 19, 2020




Cell Block Theatre, National Art School
Cnr Forbes St &, Burton St, Darlinghurst
Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia

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Liza Lim – Inguz for cello & clarinet (1996) 6’30
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song for alto flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone (2019) 9’30
Cornelis Fuhler – Tinderbox for flute, bass clarinet, cello & percussion (2003) 6′
Kaija Saariaho – Oi Kuu for bass flute & cello (1990) 6’
Gerard Brophy – ne me quitte pas for flute & vibraphone (2020) 3’ WP
Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds A for solo percussion (1987-9) 7′
Christopher Fox – Trace for flute, vibraphone, clarinet & cello (2020) 9’ WP



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