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Avant Gardens 3: Song & Dance

Ashfield

Make yourself at home as we head into the backyards of our very own musicians and fill them up with our unique brand of chamber music. An intimate 3-concert experience with champagne and nibbles on arrival, our 2022 Avant Gardens concerts will be an up-close and personal mash-up of sounds and sensations that will have you raving to your friends afterwards. Come and soak up some avant-garde classics alongside the newest of the new in three beautiful gardens in Sydney’s Inner West.

$65
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Sticky Notes

Customs House, Sydney 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, NSW

Sticky Notes is a musical activation of the Customs House precinct by Sydney’s musical mavericks, Ensemble Offspring. With original vibrant scores by Ciaran Frame in the form of large ‘sticky notes’ on the pavement, these unique non-slip decals act as both colourful artworks and musical notation. Featuring a range of unique instruments on mass, including ...

Free

Young at Heart

Bowral Autumn Music Festival Bowral, NSW

Musical fantasies for the young of heart, with spellbinding narration by Katia Molino. Be transported to Carroll’s Wonderland and pull up a seat at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – just don’t ask the time – and hear the story of Annabel, a little princess who is sweet and nice, except on Saturdays… Listeners of ...

$50

Sizzle | Beat

The Great Club Marrickville, Sydney

Sizzle | Beat celebrates percussion in all its rhythmic and melodic glory, with special guests from diverse cultures and musical backgrounds. Surrounding the audience with musical love, the Sydney Conservatorium percussionists will present minimal vibes from Michael Gordon and Cat Hope, while Connor Malanos will grab you with his beatboxing, Throat Pleats will introduce us ...

$38.5

Songbirds at Dusk

Blackheath Chamber Music Festival Phillips Hall, 41 Gardiner Cres, Blackheath, NSW

As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, an intimate trio of flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Capturing the calls and songs of Australian birds in a plethora of new works written for Ensemble Offspring, Songbirds at Dusk is a journey into the sounds ...

$75.00

Warren Chamber Music Festival Education Week

Warren Chamber Music Festival Warren, NSW

The rich farming Central West country town of Warren presented their inaugural chamber music festival in 2021. Ensemble Offspring will be the ensemble-in-residence for 2022, joining the community for workshops, concerts, masterclasses and more!

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Another Future

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula, NSW

In Another Future, natural disasters, climate change and pandemics provide rich fuel for artistic expression and musical interaction. Featuring three world premieres written especially for the instrumental forces of Ensemble Offspring, Another Future presents two Noisy Women commissions and a sextet hot off the press by Dutch/American composer Vanessa Lann.  Eve Klein forges found sounds from recent bushfires ...

$30

Eliza Shephard & Runa Cara

Seymour Centre Cnr City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale, NSW

Melbourne's flute goddess Eliza Shephard presents an eclectic and spellbinding collection of rarely-performed new solo works which interweave poetry with myths, reality with fiction and acoustics with electronics. Be transfixed by original sound worlds that you would never expect to be created by the humble flute. Eliza is Ensemble Offspring's 2022 Hatched Associate Artist, joining the ensemble ...

$30

-barra

Centre for Creativity, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

"It’s beautiful to sit and focus on a place that is meaningful and important to you....we’re everything and we’re nothing at the same time, and art helps us make sense of that." Nardi Simpson-barra is a sonic and visual journey into the heart of Yuwaalaraay Country in North Western NSW. Explore how to hear the language of land, ...

$60

Time as Revelator

Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW

Rhythm is the pattern of time in music. It makes us move, it maps out our days, and it is intrinsic to the vitality of so many cultures around the world. Time as Revelator celebrates the power of the beat and the passage of time. Not shying away from a steady pulse, and with the occasional ...

Songbirds

Four Winds Windsong Pavilion 17 Four Winds Rd, Barragga Bay, NSW

As birdsong drifts in on the summer breeze, an intimate trio of flute, clarinet and percussion take inspiration from the weird and wonderful sounds of the Australian bush. Capturing the calls and songs of Australian birds in a plethora of new works written for Ensemble Offspring, Songbirds is a journey into the sounds of nature ...

$49
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Coming Together

Great art can take the specifics of time and context and transmogrify them into something deeper, more universal, and perhaps even eternal. Come together with Ensemble Offspring to hear Frederic Rzewki’s settings of texts by Samuel Melville speak directly to the soul – one person’s pain, suffering and fight becoming another’s. At the heart of ...