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Eggs and Baskets

Australian Centre for Photography 257 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW

Who said conceptual music isn’t fun? Tom Johnson asks how many ways can 6 eggs be put into 2 baskets and showcases 3 performers presenting as much music as possible with as little effort as possible. Christopher Fox, Richard Ayers, and Damian Barbeler present works sure to entertain and infuriate with their playful critique of ...

2007 Sibelius Student Composer Awards

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney

In collaboration with Sibelius Australia, Ensemble Offspring unearths the finest that Australia’s next generation of composers have to offer. Also featuring works written especially for the ensemble by Bozidar Kos and Michael Finnissy alongside Australian Composer Michael Smetanin's Spray. Download concert program here

Tehillim 2007

Ensemble Offspring teams up with Halcyon and Synergy Percussion to present Steve Reich’s seminal Tehillim. This driving, inspirational piece for four female voices, six percussionists and large instrumental ensemble, is an explosive mix of folk and sacred music with crisp, ecstatic rhythms and exotic melodic lines. Sung in ancient Hebrew and based on biblical psalms, ...

Crippled Symmetry

Stone Gallery 395 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW

Bring your own cushion, take a glass of complimentary wine and make yourself comfortable for an intimate and mesmerising evening of sound and light. 

Crippled Symmetry takes its name from the work of the iconic Morton Feldman: a composer renowned for delicate quiet works cast over large time-frames. Influenced by the New York abstract expressionist ...

Cage Uncaged

Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW

This mini festival is a unique collaboration between the singers of The Song Company and the musicians of Ensemble Offspring. Over three distinct programs, three particular aspects of Cage are explored, featuring no less than ten works by Cage, many of his later period, and a number of new creations written as a response by ...