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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 ...


Blue Silence


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



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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



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



In the third Offspring for All digital concert, Ensemble Offspring honours the lives of three monumental composers lost to us in 2021 with performances of six works from the catalogues of musical revolutionaries Louis Andriessen, Frederic Rzewski and Ian Shanahan. Benjamin Kopp (piano) and Christopher Pidcock (cello) open with Andriessen's reflective and romantic Elegy, followed ...


Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC

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 ...

Avant Gardens 1: Verve

Tempe Sydney

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.


The Surge

The Surge is an innovative and exciting show featuring new Australian music paired with live visuals. An homage to the 1990s, the program draws on masterworks from composer royalty Sculthorpe and Westlake, alongside newly-commissioned works that were inspired by key '90s environmental, social, political and technological developments by Davidson, Wilcox and Wells. Leaning heavily on nostalgia, this production is designed to be engaging to a broad audience.