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Blue Silence


Ensemble Offspring join forces with acclaimed harpist Emily Granger to unearth masterpieces from the depths of living musical imagination.


Ask Us Anything: Instagram Live Q&As

You might have heard a buzz in the air about our lockdown 2.0 initiative – our live Q&A series, Ask Us Anything. Every Thursday night at 8pm, our Artistic Director Claire Edwardes is joined by a different creative guest to answer ALL of your burning questions! We want to stay in touch during this weird time and this ...



Filmed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre as part of the Opera House’s 2020 From Our House To Yours digital season, witness the risk taking and virtuosic instrumentalists of Ensemble Offspring perform an intimate and eclectic program of progressive and innovative music of our time. Ensemble Offspring presents a new arrangement of local hero Melody Eötvös’s ...


Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC

An intimate trio brings together an array of original chamber works by the who’s-who of Australian composers in Songbirds, capturing the calls and songs of Australia’s birds to create something unique, engaging and exciting! As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the ...

Australian Composition Day 2021

Santa Sabina College 90 The Boulevarde, Strathfield, NSW

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, ...

Ngarra-Burria 2021 Concert

Eugene Goossens Hall 700 Harris St, Sydney, NSW

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 ...

Shivers on Speed

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

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 ...


Sticky Notes

Customs House 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, NSW

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 Concert

Recital Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney, NSW

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 ...