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Ensemble Offspring

Offspring x Xenakis

September 2 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Elemental and expressive, ritualistic and ecstatic – the music of Iannis Xenakis bears a primordial power that moves the earth for listeners and performers alike. Ensemble Offspring celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic composer in 2022 with Offspring x Xenakis at Phoenix Central Park. The works featured in this program span the gamut of his career: from Zyia, an early melodic chamber work, to the percussion solo classic Rebonds and the massive swirling electronic immersions of Polytopes. Featuring Ensemble Offspring’s virtuosic instrumentalists, this program is our homage to a true master of his craft.

“Xenakis is a composer whose craggily, joyously elemental music turned collections of pitches and rhythms and instruments into a force of nature, releasing a power that previous composers had only suggested metaphorically but which he would realise with arguably greater clarity, ferocity, intensity than any musician, before or since.” – Tom Service

Free
Sydney, 2044 Australia + Google Map

Details

Date & Time

September 2, 2022
6:30pm & 8:15pm

Venue

Phoenix Central Park
Sydney, 2044 Australia

Price

Free

Program

Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds for percussion solo (1988)
Iannis Xenakis – à r. (Hommage à Ravel) for piano solo (1987)
Iannis Xenakis – mikka for violin solo (1971)
Iannis Xenakis – Zyia for soprano, piccolo & piano (1952)
Iannis Xenakis – Polytopes (1972)
Program duration: 45 minutes

Performers

Anna Fraser (soprano)
Lamorna Nightingale (piccolo)
Véronique Serret (violin)
Claire Edwardes (percussion/Artistic Director)
Ben Kopp (piano)
Ben Carey (electronics)

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