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Ensemble Offspring

Mondays @ The Church 1: Fear

May 8 @ 6:30pm

About the series
Words can be powerfully direct, while music is uniquely abstract. Mondays @ The Church is Ensemble Offspring’s free series that unites interactive discussions with new music to explore current social issues in Australia. With four events across 2023 covering distinct topics, each Mondays @ The Church is a melting pot of pertinent ideas and musical premieres, hosted by guest speakers and composers. Featuring 30 minutes of music which directly reflects the poignant theme of the evening, performances are interspersed with lively Q&A’s. Peer through the lens of new music from around the globe, and experience the impact of sound and ideas together as they clarify our understanding of the world around us.

About Mondays @ The Church 1: Fear
The first theme to be tackled at Mondays @ The Church is fear, featuring two re-imaginings of existing works: Genevieve Murphy’s They Move Differently Here, centred around the composer’s phobia of spiders; and Anna Meredith’s Bumps Per Minute, a full-throttle impression of the bumper cars experience, arranged by Jessica Wells.

Guest speakers
Anthea Cottee, Isabella Mazzarolo, Claire Edwardes and composer Genevieve Murphy.

We would like to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere as part of this performance. Audience members can sit on cushions or chairs and can enter and exit at any point, including between movements. If you have any special requirements due to a disability, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please do note however that the restrooms are not accessible via wheelchair.


9 Mitchell Rd
Alexandria, NSW 2015 Australia
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May 8, 2023




The Church
9 Mitchell Rd
Alexandria, NSW 2015 Australia




Genevieve Murphy – They Move Differently Here (2019, arr. 2023)
clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion
World Premiere

Panel discussion

Anna Meredith – Bumps Per Minute (2021, arr. Jessica Wells 2023)
piano, vibraphone
World Premiere


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director, percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Alexandra Osborne (violin)
Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)
Benjamin Kopp (piano)

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Mondays @ The Church 1: Fear