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The Museum Goes Live

Tracing the interplay between music and humanity through the triumphs and disasters of the last century, The Museum Goes Live is an exhibition and live performance series celebrating the distinctive and groundbreaking vision of audio pioneer, Jon Rose, through his own Rosenberg Museum. Ensemble Offspring along with some of Australia's finest experimental musicians join Jon ...

Kontiki Racket

KON-TIKI a solitary raft expedition crossing the pacific ocean in 1947 RACK-ET n. a loud noise/to lead an active social life Ensemble Offspring’s brand new micro festival of new sounds from around the globe. An expedition of invention from Berlin to Sydney and New York to Perth. A visceral world of living music; sinuous, sculptural and sizzling sounds. ...

Tyalgum Music Festival

A musical picnic on the village green meets private tent performances plus engaging workshops with the local community. The picturesque heart of the Caldera in the northern NSW Tweed Valley forms the backdrop for Tyalgum Music Festival’s stunning lineup of six ticketed concerts, free outdoor community events, pop-up concerts and a residency by the unique ...

Broken Consorts

Ensemble Offspring, Sydney’s champions of the new, and Ironwood, trailblazers for the early, invite you to a breathtaking world of sound. Like floating through a forest, Broken Consorts will envelop you in a cocoon of bristlings, warblings and ethereal reverberations — a musical experience that exists across and beyond time. Hear what happens as Ensemble ...

Noise Husbandry

Noise Husbandry brings James Humberstone's live score to the Maritime Museum for one night only! These stunning new works composed for the new ‘Action Stations’ exhibit can be heard throughout the museum and were largely recorded in the ANMM submarine by Ensemble Offspring and later James created tracks combining the live elements with samples and electronics. 'Action Stations' launched in ...

Australian Voices: Unfinished Time

What do ancient manuscripts, forgotten instruments and secret codes sound like? Enter the imagination of composer Damien Ricketson when ANAM musicians led by Ensemble Offspring Artistic Director and percussionist Claire Edwardes apply their creative skills to his novel forms. Ricketson’s fragile sounds are complemented by the music of two of his early mentors; the sinewy ...

Graffiti Score

On the back of our success with interactive children's show Pipe Dreams Green as the centerpiece for Way Out West Children's Festival 2015, we return to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, this time celebrating the beguiling on-site graffiti, and collaborating with local graffiti artists. The project not only results in a striking new visual artwork, but ...

Sizzle 2016

Sizzle is contemporary classical music without the formal wear – a place to relax and enjoy new sounds – from art music to pop music and everything in between. Returning to Petersham Bowlo for our ninth Sizzle, catch modern sounds with a medieval twist, rollicking rhythms for eight instruments by Steve Reich, and interactive whirling ...

Four Winds Festival: Opening Night

Ensemble Offspring and fLiNG Physical Theatre bring Philip Glass’s Music with Changing Parts to Bermagui this Easter. Join us in a Four Winds Festival Opening Night first, as we journey into the mesmerising, electro-acoustic sound dimensions of Philip Glass in an evening exploring art, movement, time and space. Manhattan, 1968 — a young upstart rewrites ...

Exit Ceremonies

Exit Ceremonies celebrates the darkness with lush, pulsating new works for pipe organ and mixed ensemble. Two of Australia’s most vibrant musical forces, the Australian Art Orchestra and Ensemble Offspring, unite with celebrated young composer-pianists Austin Buckett and Simon James Phillips, who have each created immersive works exploiting the extraordinary array of sonic effects that ...

Ensemble Offspring: Mona Foma

Take two multi-talented percussionists, blindfold them, ask each to choose their instruments at random, press play. Performances Hobart MONA Barrel Room, 11am Friday 15 January 2016 MONA Nolan Room, 11:15am Saturday 16 January 2016 You can attend both concerts as part of a MOFO 3-day festival pass $139/$179 Program Bree van Reyk - Duet with ...

Ensemble Offspring: Peninsula Summer Music Festival

Ensemble Offspring journey to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula for the 2016 Peninsula Summer Music Festvial, presenting two widely differing programs - a seminal early work of Philip Glass, Music with Changing Parts and a premiere show for families, bringing the Australian classic, Blinky Bill, together with contemporary sounds of the Australian landscape. Music with Changing Parts ...