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Flexible Eclectic

Newtown RSL 27 Station Street, NSW, NSW

Flexible Eclectic is the first of Ensemble Offspring's 2006 projects. In this concert the group will perform three works in the tradition of “open instrumentation”: works deliberately designed to be interpreted by radically different groups of instruments. Four6 by the controversial John Cage is a provocative work for "any means of producing sound". Philip Glass's ...

Surreal Interlude

Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

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 ...

Whirlwind of Time

Whirlwind of Time takes its name from Gérard Grisey’s monumental chamber-work Vortex Temporum. Grisey is one of the father figures of “spectral” music, a movement that began in the 1970s in Paris and is emerging today as one of the most influential directions in contemporary classical composition. The spectral approach to composition uses the acoustic ...

Light is Calling



Light is Calling takes its name from the work of renowned film-maker Bill Morrison and composer Michael Gordon. Morrison collects decayed film footage to digitally re-assemble a subtle meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love. Morrison's forgotten stories are set beautifully to music with a score by New York's Bang-on-a-Can composer Michael Gordon ...

Plastic Noise

Newtown RSL 27 Station Street, NSW, NSW

Plastic Noise is Ensemble Offspring’s second project in 2006 that explores ‘open-form’ music: music that is deliberately designed to provoke a multiplicity of possible interpretations. Ensemble Offspring has teamed up with one of the country’s most respected improvisers, Jim Denley, who will work with the ensemble in presenting their first free improvisation and participate in ...