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Fractured Again (Sydney)

Great Hall, University of Sydney Camperdown

Fractured Again is a fragile and exotic work on the theme of glass. The work is a multi-faceted performance experience, combining music with video, lighting design and installation art. Featuring the rare and angelic-sounding glass harmonica, Fractured Again is inspired by a scene from Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor. When Lucia kills her husband, her ...

The Oriental Other

Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney

Ensemble Offspring and Riley Lee will present three contemporary works that explore Western art music's representation of its Oriental other: based primarily in Europe, but of partial Chinese heritage, Tona Scherchen-Hsiao's suite, Yi, is one of her only works to tangibly recall the folk music of her years spent with her mother in China; written ...

ISCM World New Music Days

Resident ensemble at the 2010 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days, Ensemble Offspring dazzled their audience with their combination of virtuosity and musical brilliance. ISCM is an international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music – the music of our time. The ...

NIME – Sydney

Eugene Goossens Hall 700 Harris St, Sydney

New Interfaces for Computer Mediated Musical Expression concert hosted by UTS in Sydney covered a broad program of events in 2010. Amongst the presentation of papers and spoken presentations, Ensemble Offspring was featured in one of the main evening concerts as part of NIME. The academic conference focused on the theme of computer mediated expression ...

Sizzle 2010

Sizzle was conceived by Ensemble Offspring as an alternative musical event for Sydney in winter - a way of getting contemporary classical music off the podium and into people's Sunday arvos. A relaxed and casual affair including food, drinks and a bowlo favourite - bingo, each afternoon is curated by an Ensemble Offspring member, reflecting ...

Thirteen Colours 2010

ABC Studios Adelaide 85 North East Road, Collinswood

Allow yourself to be drawn through slowly transforming colours of seemingly infinite depth and subtlety in a program of rich and refinedchamber music. Taking it’s name from the work of composer Tristan Murail’s Treize Couleurs du soleil couchant, Thirteen Colours is an ongoing exploration of the representation of colour in music with a particular focus ...

Ross Edwards

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 597 High Street, Penrith

One of Australia's best known composers, Ross Edwards seeks to reconnect music with elemental forces and restore such qualities as ritual, spontaneity and the impulse to dance. He is the 2010 Composer-in-Focus at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and will be in person at ‘the Joan' for this special event, with many of his most ...

Zodiac 2010

Experience the zodiac through the unique ears of the legendary Karlheinz Stockhausen. Comprised of twelve sublime melodies, Tierkreis (Zodiac) has been described as the Für Elise of Stockhausen due to its immediately memorable and affectionate quality. Tierkreis was originally written for specially-designed music boxes in the children's theatre piece Musik im Bauch (Music in the ...

Why Patterns?

Borrowing its name from the mesmersing work of Morton Feldman, Ensemble Offspring takes a novel look at patterns in music with Why Patterns? Focusing on the concept of ‘process music’, from which the extremely popular Minimalist movement emerged, the Ensemble will present an unexpected selection of composers who have created a transparent music that is ...

Sounds Absurd

Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh

Sydney’s champions of weird and wonderful music, Ensemble Offspring, are joined by actor Katia Molino and director Carlos Gomes of Theatre Kantanka in a staged event that is as much eye catching as it is ear catching. Showcasing music from the irreverent musical trouble-maker, Mauricio Kagel and featuring a work especially commissioned from Australian composer ...