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Sizzle Festival

The Great Club Marrickville, Sydney

Sizzle has been smashing stereotypes for more than a decade, taking art music out of the concert hall and setting it loose at the local bowlo. After a brief hiatus in 2020 – everyone's had a lot on, right? – we're back to the inner west of Sydney, but as usual we're mixing things up. ...

$35
Recurring

The Surge

The 1990s were a riot of transformation that redefined both Australia and the world. ‘Creative Nation’ announced the central role of art in life and society, while the Mabo decision set off a chain reaction culminating in Paul Keating’s historic Redfern Address and the Australian Parliament’s landmark Native Title Act in 1993. The internet began ...

Sonic Sites Bundanon

Rosemary's Rocks, Bundanon 533 Bundanon Road, Illarroo, NSW

Sonic Sites is an acoustic exploration of the Bundanon landscape and the creation of an immersive & participatory sonic performance. Ensemble Offspring collaborate with a bunch of local musicians as well as long time composer collaborators and together they will occupy natural and built spaces at Bundanon to explore the acoustic and resonant potential of ...

Free

Adrift

Seymour Centre The University of Sydney, cnr City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale, NSW

Immerse yourself in the resonant glow of Kirsty McCahon's double bass and Véronique Serret's rare 6-string electric violin.

$25

Rhythms of Change

Rhythms of Change is a pre-recorded, concert-length performance by internationally acclaimed Australian percussionist and Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes. This livestream features a unique collection of new works for solo mallet percussion instruments (marimba and vibraphone) by six female Australian composers. These works were written with intermediate percussionists in mind, and are part ...

Free

Blue Silence

Online

Ensemble Offspring join forces with acclaimed harpist Emily Granger to unearth masterpieces from the depths of living musical imagination.

$20

Mesmerism

Filmed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre as part of the Opera House’s 2020 From Our House To Yours digital season, witness the risk taking and virtuosic instrumentalists of Ensemble Offspring perform an intimate and eclectic program of progressive and innovative music of our time. Ensemble Offspring presents a new arrangement of local hero Melody Eötvös’s ...

Shivers on Speed

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

Ensemble Offspring are Australia’s musical lightning rod, drawing the most electric and spectacular talent from around the world and setting it loose in our very own harbourside backyard. Shivers on Speed is the latest showcase of what is hot right now: brace yourself for three premieres by local and international sensations.  The internet gets its ...

$50

2022 Season

Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and regional NSW

Hitting the live stage once again with their inimitable verve and vigour, and harnessing the deep vitality of rhythm and pulse, Sydney’s musical mavericks Ensemble Offspring celebrate the very essence of living new music in their 2022 season with captivating performances throughout Sydney, regional NSW and Australia. Ensemble Offspring's jam-packed year of live performances kicks ...

Composing Songlines

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW

Celebrating the unique music which has been created by First Nations Australian composers in the past 5 years as part of Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers program, this special concert featuring the compact chamber force of Ensemble Offspring places these ancient musical voices reflecting land, nature, history and deep culture at the forefront of living art music in ...

$50

Hatched Summer School Concert

Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney, NSW

Our annual Hatched Summer School Concert celebrates and nurtures the next generation of innovative and emerging Australian composers. Following a week of intensive workshops, our musical mavericks premiere six vibrant new chamber works by Australia's most exciting young musical minds. Hatched Academy participants are the artistic and cultural leaders of the future, and the 2021 ...

$30

-barra

City Recital Hall 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW

Experience a sonic and visual journey through Yuwaalaraay country in north-western New South Wales. The world premiere of -barra, a collaboration between Ensemble Offspring and acclaimed Yuwaalaraay storyteller Nardi Simpson, will wrap you in the landscape that inspired it, through an evocative original music composition and striking visuals. Yuwaalaraay artists Nardi Simpson, Lucy Simpson and Brendan Odee Welsh join forces with Sydney’s musical ...

$39 – $79