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Seymour Centre The University of Sydney, cnr City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Immerse yourself in the resonant glow of Kirsty McCahon's double bass and Véronique Serret's rare 6-string electric violin.


Shivers on Speed

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney

Ensemble Offspring are Australia’s musical lightning rod, drawing the most electric and spectacular talent from around the world and setting it loose in our very own harbourside backyard. Shivers on Speed is the latest showcase of what is hot right now: brace yourself for three premieres by local and international sensations.  The internet gets its ...



Seymour Centre Cnr City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Come and bask in our slipstream, a visual and sonic wonderland for the senses.


Australian Composition Day 2021

Santa Sabina College 90 The Boulevarde, Strathfield

The annual Australian Composition Day will again be held at Santa Sabina College on Monday 19 July 2021. This year our featured Australian composers are Nardi Simpson (Ensemble Offspring's First Nations Composer in Residence) and Damian Barbeler.They will be leading the day with our special guest artists and one of Australia's foremost new music groups, ...


An intimate trio setting brings together an array of original chamber works by the who’s-who of Australian composers in Songbirds. As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Gerard Brophy’s impressive ‘Beautiful Birds’ is joined by beguiling pied butcher bird song from ...

The Surge

The 1990s were a riot of transformation that redefined both Australia and the world. ‘Creative Nation’ announced the central role of art in life and society, while the Mabo decision set off a chain reaction culminating in Paul Keating’s historic Redfern Address and the Australian Parliament’s landmark Native Title Act in 1993. The internet began ...

Ngarra-Burria 2021 Concert

Eugene Goossens Hall 700 Harris St, Sydney

Ngarra-Burria are Dharug words meaning to hear, to sing, and this program is intended to build bridges for First Peoples’ musicians to step forward, further develop their composing skills, and connect with the art music sector. Initiated in 2017 by Aboriginal composer Christopher Sainsbury with partners Moogahlin Performing Arts, Australian Music Centre, ANU and Ensemble ...


Sticky Notes

Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay

Sticky Notes is a musical activation of the Customs House precinct by Sydney’s musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring. With original vibrant scores by Ciaran Frame in the form of large ‘sticky notes’ on the pavement, these unique non-slip decals act as both colourful artworks and musical notation. Featuring a range of unique instruments on mass, including ...


Hatched Academy Summer School Concerts

Hatched Academy is Ensemble Offspring’s intensive performance and composition mentoring program designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young Australian performers and composers. Hatched Academy participants are our artistic and cultural leaders of the future and in 2021 Hatched Academy includes Will Hansen (double bass) as Associate Artist, our Hatched HOME ...