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Ensemble Offspring

The SPEL Tour

September 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm September 18, 2018 @ 11:00 pm

Presented by our sister organisation in the west, TURA New Music, Ensemble Offspring brings a program of all-female works to Perth for performances at the Subiaco Arts Centre, and for the first time at Albany Entertainment Centre.

The ensemble will also work with four especially chosen composers from local universities, WAAPA and UWA, on their new works for the group, and will present these pieces in performance at the Subiaco Arts Centre.

Ensemble Offspring presents a hard-hitting program exploring nostalgia and adventure, love and life. Featuring Blackbird Song (World Premiere), by long-time collaborator, Dutch based Australian sensation Kate Moore, a first-time performance of new Composer in Residence for the Chicago Symphony, Missy Mazolli’s, piano solo Orizzonte, a remount of Love in Solitude by Merlyn Myer Commission recipient Andrea Keller, and Felicity Wilcox’s composers cut of Jean Luc Goddard’s 1962 film Vivre Sa Vie.

With thanks to our Noisy Egg Creation Fund donors for supporting Blackbird Song, and to the Australia Ensemble for commissioning Vivre sa vie.

“Led by the all-amazing percussionist Claire Edwardes, the concert kept its audience entertained from beginning to end”

Germaine Png, X-PRESS MAG

“In accordance with the increasing push for improved female representation in art-music, four female artists composed the five pieces featured in the program, while the ensemble itself consists of two women and two men, with Claire Edwardes the ensemble’s artistic director. This is proof (though none at all is needed) that there is enough repertoire by women for music programming to include many more works by them.”

Jonathan W Marshall, seesaw.


Date & Time

10-18 September 2018


Concert 1
Tuesday 11 September, 7:30pm
Subiaco Arts Centre

Workshop 1
Wednesday 12 September
Subiaco Arts Centre

Concert 2
Thursday 13 September, 7pm
Subiaco Arts Centre

Concert 3
Saturday 15 September, 5pm
Albany Entertainment Centre

Workshop 2
Sunday 16 Sep, 10am
Albany Entertainment Centre



Kate Moore – Spel (2018) for vibraphone, 8’
Andrea Keller – Love in Solitude (2017) for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, backing track 15’
Missy Mazzoli – Orizzonte (2004) for piano 6′
Kate Moore – Blackbird Song for flute, clarinet, percussion 10′
Felicity Wilcox – Vivre sa vie, Composer’s Cut (2017) for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, video 15’
New student works (WAAPA & UWA)


Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

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The SPEL Tour