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Ensemble Offspring

Mondays @ The Church 3: Faraway Galaxies

July 24 @ 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 3: Faraway Galaxies
Our third Mondays @ The Church event presents a world premiere by Melbourne-based noise and improvisation artist Erkki Veltheim. Centred around astronomy, Erkki’s new work will premiere alongside discussions on the Indigenous and Western approaches to stargazing, plus excerpts from a classic work by a modernist master, Stockhausen’s Tierkreis (Zodiac).

Guest speakers
Erkki Veltheim, Robert Fuller and Krystal De Napoli.

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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July 24, 2023




The Church
9 Mitchell Rd
Alexandria, NSW 2015 Australia




Erkki Veltheim – The Sacred Table of Venus (2021)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion & tape
World Premiere

Karlheinz Stockhausen – Tierkreis (selected mvt.) (1975)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello & percussion


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director, percussion)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Véronique Serret (violin)
Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)

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Mondays @ The Church 3: Faraway Galaxies