October 31, 2020 – 8:00 pm
An intimate and eclectic program featuring the quintet of Claire Edwardes (percussion/artistic director), Benjamin Kopp (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets), and Will Hansen (double bass), Mesmerism features 5 dynamic works from living composers.
Ensemble Offspring will present a new arrangement of local hero Melody Eötvös’s duo celebrating the tiny water bear, the Tardigradus, for flute and vibraphone. Andrea Keller’s Love in Solitude was written for the group in 2016 as a result of winning the Merlyn Myer Commission and combines manipulated samples of the performers on stage with poignant text from Rainer Maria Rilke. Jessica Wells’ arrangement of Paul Mac’s 2019 electronica release Mesmerism is something to behold live.
October 31, 2020
Sydney Opera House Digital
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
Sarah Kirkland-Snider – Pale as Centuries (2011)
Melody Eötvös – Tardigradus (2017)
Nico Muhly – How About Now (2006)
Andrea Keller – Love in Solitude (2017)
Paul Mac (arr. Jessica Wells) – Mesmerism (2019) AP