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New Radicals

Unearthing the sonic possibilities of both the acoustic and the electronic, here are two world and four Australian premieres by six composers from around the globe. This is modern folk music gone insane; a posse of megaphones, bell laden gloves and a mass of melodians. New Radicals is new music to be seen, heard and ...

Blindman’s Bluff

Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC

Ensemble Offspring’s dream percussion team of Bree van Reyk and Claire Edwardes are joined by multi talented clarinettist come table hitter Jason Noble, in this imaginative concert exploring the infinite realms of 21st Century music making. An imaginative selection of enlightening and fun works that see musicians donning blindfolds, playing table tops and telling bedtime ...


Petersham Bowling Club 77 Brighton Street, Petersham, NSW

Warming up your winter, Sizzle makes a much-anticipated return to the Petersham Bowling Club in 2012. Ensemble Offspring gets contemporary classical music off its high horse and takes it to the people in a series packed full of fun and surprise. Expect avant-garde contemporary classics mashed up with pop music, early music, late music  and ...

Music to Infinity

Ensemble Offspring’s all-star percussionists Bree van Reyk and Claire Edwardes are joined by multi-talented clarinettist cum table hitter Jason Noble, in this imaginative concert exploring the infinite realms of 21st Century music making. Mesmerising dancing hands, blindfolds, childhood stories with a backbeat and 6 bulging boomboxes  – it’s sheer delight for the young and the ...


Humans have always looked in awe and wonder at the natural world and tried to reflect that order and beauty in music. Lose yourself in a poetic representation of the Mediterranean shrubland Garrigue in the work of spectralist Tristan Murail or the organic branch-like melodic patterns of Xenakis’ Plekto.  Commissioned to celebrate Mary Finsterer’s 50th ...

A Little Lunch Music

City Recital Hall 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW

Transform your lunchtime with this eclectic and appealing program featuring works by much loved Australian composers Ross Edwards, Elena Kats-Chernin and Andrew Ford as well as Matthew Shlomowitz, Tom Johnson, Mark Pollard, Melody Eötvös, Mark Glentworth and Lachlan Davidson. A musical adventure for those with open ears and a tasty sandwich. "...two of the ensemble’s ...

EO @ Tura New Music 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Hackett Hall, Western Australian Museum Perth, Washington

We’ve packed the best of our best into a punchy all out assault on the lucky citizens of Perth to help wish our favourite totally huge new music company from the west a happy birthday. Works by Thierry de Mey, Melody Eötvös, James Humberstone, Larry Polansky, Matthew Shlomowitz and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Download program notes here

On Loop

Famous for original and unexpected collaborations, Ensemble Offspring brings turntablist Martin Ng together with world-renowned Scottish accordionist James Crabb to create an evening of low and hi-fi blips beats and loops. Featuring Bernhard Lang, an Austrian composer taking Europe by storm, the group also welcomes  to our shores Matthew Wright and Cor Fuhler with their ...