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Ensemble Offspring

Offspring x Xenakis

September 2, 2022 @ 6:30pm 8:00pm

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

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Date & Time

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


Phoenix Central Park
Sydney, 2044 Australia




Iannis XenakisRebonds
percussion solo (1988)

Iannis Xenakisà r. (Hommage à Ravel)
piano solo (1987)

Iannis Xenakismikka
violin solo (1971)

Iannis XenakisZyia
soprano, flute & piano (1952)

Iannis XenakisPolytopes

Program duration: 45 minutes


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

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Offspring x Xenakis