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Ensemble Offspring

Surreal Interlude

June 13, 2006 @ 8:15 pm

Ensemble Offspring puts challenging new music to four classics of experimental film. Three of the four films feature unique music responses recently composed by Michael Finnissy and Stephen Whittington while Entr’acte returns to the original score by the eccentric composer Erik Satie.

Presented in association with The Studio at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Film Festival.

Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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“Ensemble Offspring is one of the edgiest exponents of experimental classical music in Sydney. In Surreal Interlude, they put challenging new musical scores to controversial classics of experimental film.” See full article here.

Sydney Stage



June 13, 2006


8:15 pm


Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia


Luis Buñuel [film 1929], Stephen Whittington [music 2001] 
- Un Chien Andalou
Jean Vigo [film 1930], Michael Finnissy [music 2001] – À Propos de Nice (Australian premiere)
René Clair [film 1924], Erik Satie [music 1924] 
- Entr’acte
Jean Genet [film 1950], Michael Finnissy [music 2000] – Un Chant d’amour (Australian premiere)


Stephen Whittington (piano)
Veronique Serret (violin
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)

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Surreal Interlude