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Ensemble Offspring

The Surge

October 7 @ 4:00pm October 13 @ 8:00pm

The Surge is a multi-layered feast of music, ideas, lessons from the past and hope for the decade ahead. Joined by leading guitarists Andrew Blanch and Vladimir Gorbach, Ensemble Offspring reignites two ’90s classics by iconic Australians Peter Sculthorpe and Nigel Westlake alongside five recent commissions reflecting on the cultural, environmental and political situations Australia finds itself in today.

Thoughtful and engaging works composed especially for The Surge by Aussies Robert Davidson, Felicity Wilcox and Jessica Wells examine everything from human-induced climate change to the pervasive influence of the internet. With stunning live visuals by the ever-inventive Peachey & Mosig, immerse yourself in poignant social revelations and shameless ’90s nostalgia!


Details

Date & Time

 

Goulburn
October 6, 2023 | 7pm
Hume Conservatorium

 

Oberon
October 7, 2023 | 4pm
Malachi Gilmore Hall

 

Parramatta
October 8, 2023 | 4pm
The Lennox, Riverside Theatres

 

Wyong
October 13, 2023 | 8pm
The Art House

 

Bundanon
October 15, 2023 | 3pm
Arthur Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon

Program

Paul Mac – Redfern Address (2019)
video

Peter Sculthorpe – Tropic (1992)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Jessica Wells – Diminishing Species (2021)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Felicity Wilcox – Tipping Point (2021)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Jessica Wells – Technophiles (2021)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, tape

Nigel Westlake – Tall tales but true (1992)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, tape

Jessica Wells – This is the Nineties (2021)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Robert Davidson – Netsurf (2021)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, tape

Program

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Performers

Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director, percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Susie Bishop (violin)
Sonya Lifschitz (piano)
Andrew Blanch (guitar)
Vladimir Gorbach (guitar)
Ben Ward (double bass)
Paul Mosig (video)