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Merlyn Myer Music Commission

Now in its second year, the Merlyn Myer Music Commission has been awarded to stunning jazz pianist and composer Andrea Keller. Initiated by the Merlyn Myer Fund and co-developed by Melbourne Recital Centre, the commission is an important opportunity for female Australian composers. Andrea’s new work for piano, percussion, clarinet, flute and electronics will be ...

HATCHED ACADEMY 2017

From 60 applications 4 successful Hatchlings for 2017 were chosen - Ciaran Frame (NSW composer), Luke Carbon (VIC clarinet + sax), Jasmin Leung (QLD composer) and Kieran Welch (QLD viola). Throughout the year the composers worked closely with Berlin-based Australian composer and guest mentor, Cathy Milliken. The performers worked with US-based Australian vocalist and guest ...

Who Dreamed It?

Dreams, fairytales and fate are the inspiration behind a phantasmagoric concert that might be the soundtrack of a sleeping mind. With US-based Australian soprano Jessica Aszodi showcased at its centre, this suite of surprising and beguiling works will lead the listener down the unmapped byways of the imagination. Step into the enchanted worlds of Unsuk ...

AMPlify: Indigenous Composer Initiative

AMPlify: Indigenous Composer Initiative is a new program aimed at supporting and mentoring emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander composers in new music and jazz. AMPlify: Indigenous Composer Initiative had its first iteration in 2017 and was a collaboration between the Australian Music Centre and Moogahlin Performing Arts, APRA AMCOS, the Australian National University School ...

Ensemble Offspring’s Blinky Bill

Featuring old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, contemporary sounds of the Australian landscape, interactive moments, songs and narrated excerpts from the bush classic, Blinky Bill. In a special premiere, Ensemble Offspring are joined by Georgia Adamson (CDP’s Snugglepot & Cuddlepie), to bring Dorothy Wall’s classic children’s tale Blinky Bill to life. As Blinky Bill goes on his ...

Seven Stories

PRESENTED BY CITY RECITAL HALL, ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING AND CREATIVE MUSIC FUND They say when we boil down the world’s vast cauldron of myths, legends and literature, seven archetypal stories emerge; they are the bones of our human experience. But what would they sound like as music? There was a queen with seven daughters, Each more ...

Canberra International Music Festival

Ensemble Offspring is back at the Canberra International Music Festival with three performances in some of the capital's most iconic settings. Program BLINKY BILL - THE KOALA REVOLUTION! Dorothy Wall’s The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill has not been out of print since its first publication in 1933. Mr Tim and Ensemble Offspring bring this ...

Sizzle

Sizzle is contemporary classical music at the local bowlo. Now in it’s seventh year, Sizzle has become a fixture in the Inner West arts calendar. With the usual mix of art-meets-popular culture-meets-family fun, this year promises an all female composer line-up; special guest artists and jazz super-collective, Sirens Big Band; an interactive music installation for ...

Birdsong at Dawn

Sydney’s champions of adventurous new music, Ensemble Offspring, return to WSU in their core trio line up of flute, clarinet and percussion. It’s a program of all female composers shining the limelight on the new - every work on the program was either written specifically for the musicians of Ensemble Offspring or within the last ...

Arc Electric

In 2017, Ensemble Offspring is performing music composed exclusively by women. And to celebrate International Women's Day, the country's leading exponents of adventurous new music present a dazzling showcase of curious, bold and brilliant compositions by female composers from around the world. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse and intriguing as birdcalls and honeybees, horizontality ...

Biographica

A new production by composer, Mary Finsterer and librettist, Tom Wright performed with Ensemble Offspring and Sydney Chamber Opera. Renaissance polymath Gerolamo Cardano is one of the most influential thinkers of all time. Not only the inventor of algebra, he was also a surgeon, gambler, philosopher, astrologer and heretic. Sydney Chamber Opera’s world premiere sees ...