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Ensemble Offspring


October 23, 2012 | 8:00pm

Humans have always looked in awe and wonder at the natural world and tried to reflect that order and beauty in music. Lose yourself in a poetic representation of the Mediterranean shrubland Garrigue in the work of spectralist Tristan Murail or the organic branch-like melodic patterns of Xenakis’ Plekto Commissioned to celebrate Mary Finsterer’s 50th year and featuring world-renowned percussionist and Ensemble Offspring Co-artistic Director Claire Edwardes, the stunning new work Silva reflects and echoes the beauty of the natural forest and ecology.

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“Of course, Ensemble Offspring delivered superb performances of all these works, not least the three world premieres by female composers in yet another impressive concert nurturing new works that will enrich and expand the Australian musical landscape.” Full review here



Date & Time

Sydney The Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 8pm Tuesday 23rd October
Brisbane Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse, Restrung New Chamber Festival, 3.30pm Saturday 27th October


Tristan Murail – Garrigue
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Mary Finsterer – Circadian Tale 7.1

Iannis Xenakis – Plektó
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Melody Eötvös – Leafcutter (world premiere)
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Rosalind Page – Being and Time I: Lacrimae Rerum (world premiere)
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Mary Finsterer – Silva (world premiere)
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Graeme Jennings (violin/viola)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

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