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Ensemble Offspring

On Loop

December 1, 2012 | 8:00pm 11:00pm

Famous for original and unexpected collaborations, Ensemble Offspring brings turntablist Martin Ng together with world-renowned Scottish accordionist James Crabb to create an evening of low and hi-fi blips beats and loops. Featuring Bernhard Lang, an Austrian composer taking Europe by storm, the group also welcomes  to our shores Matthew Wright and Cor Fuhler with their especially composed works. An installation of old school tape loops welcomes you to this playful critique on a culture obsessed with repetition and beats and repetition and beats and repetition and beats…

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“The first work quickly established just how good these musicians are. The performers played not just efficiently but with real style and charisma, making newborn works all their own.”

Sydney Morning Herald


Date & Time

Sydney Carriageworks, Bay 20, 8pm Saturday 1st December
Melbourne Melbourne Recital Centre, The Salon, 8pm Thursday 6th December


Matthew Shlomowitz – Hi Hat & Me
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Gavin Bryars – Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet
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Bernhard Lang – Difference/Repetition #3

Matthew Wright – Totem for Sydney (world premiere)
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Cor Fuhler – When Snoopy Met Boop (world premiere)
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Michel van der Aa – Memo


Anna McMichael (solo violin)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)
Damien Ricketson (tarhu)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
James Crabb (accordion)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Martin Ng (turntables)