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Ensemble Offspring


July 8, 2014 | 8:00pm 11:00pm

Ensemble Offspring traces the avant garde legacy of Iannis Xenakis in Plekto (Braids) – a virtuosic and adventurous selection of seldom heard chamber music for sextet from around the globe. The program features Charisma and Plekto by Iannis Xenakis, Kaija Saariaho’s Oi Kuu, Beat Furrer’s Lied, The Riot from the recently departed Jonathan Harvey, Australian Anthony Pateras’ Broken Then Fixed Then Broken and a world premiere by Mexican born Juan-Felipe Waller.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience these intertwining works spanning three generations of heavy hitting compositional voices.

Download concert program here

“exhilarating and intelligently constructed…visceral joyous music at its most elemental.”

“This was Offspring and new music at its stimulating best.”

Peter McCallum, SMH

“Contemporary music’s equivalent of a Heston Blumenthal tasting plate…this was edgy music that repaid putting in the hard listening yards.”

Clive Paget, Limelight


Date & Time

8 July 2014 @ 8pm | Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room

11 July 2014 @ 7pm | DeClassified Music FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane


Iannis Xenakis – Charisma
Anthony Pateras – Broken then Fixed then Broken
Kaija Saariaho – Oi Kuu
Beat Furrer – Lied (Australian premiere)
Jonathan Harvey – The Riot
Juan Felipe Waller – Detone Retune (world premiere)
Iannis Xenakis – Plekto


Veronique Serret (violin)
Judith Hamann (cello)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

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