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Songbirds (2018-present)

Also known as Birdsong at Dusk, Songbirds is Ensemble Offspring's ongoing touring project featuring a trio line up of flutes, clarinets and percussion, inspired by the sounds of the Australian bush. In 2020 ABC Classic released Songbirds digitally and a limited print run was also produced. Ensemble Offspring has presented a range of the new works from the project as part of Sydney Festival 2019 Salon Series, at the Sound Lounge...

AH TEMPE!

Tempe Sydney

As part of Ensemble Offsprings week long 25th birthday activities, we present a live musical walkathon around the streets and homes of the inner west suburb of Tempe! Spectacular music in the safe and open areas of our own musicians’ humble abodes – that’s what you can expect from Ah Tempe! This will be a special celebratory ...

$35

Ensemble Offspring’s 25th Birthday Party!

Online via Zoom

Join us at our online birthday party! Featuring exclusive interviews, mystery guests and a toast to celebrate 25 years of Ensemble Offspring. Find a comfy spot on the couch with a bottle of bubbly, and enjoy a night in celebrating Ensemble Offspring's 25th anniversary! Our AD Claire (who happens to share a birthday with the ...

Mesmerism

Sydney Opera House Digital Sydney, NSW

An intimate and eclectic program featuring the quintet of Claire Edwardes (percussion/artistic director), Benjamin Kopp (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets), and Will Hansen (double bass), Mesmerism features 5 dynamic works from living composers. Ensemble Offspring will present a new arrangement of local hero Melody Eötvös’s duo celebrating the tiny water bear, the Tardigradus, for flute ...

Free

Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers

Old 505 Theatre 5 Eliza St, Newtown, NSW

Ngarra-Burria are Dharug words meaning to hear, to sing, and this program is intended to build bridges for First Peoples’ musicians to step forward, further develop their composing skills, and connect with the art music sector. Initiated in 2017 by Aboriginal composer Christopher Sainsbury with partners Moogahlin Performing Arts, Australian Music Centre, ANU and Ensemble ...

$30

INGUZ

Cell Block Theatre, National Art School Cnr Forbes St &, Burton St, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

Celebrating spring, fertility, the moon and renewal Ensemble Offspring presents this tasting plate of living new music featuring works from home and across the globe as part of Great Southern Nights. We remember the creative genius that was Cor Fuhler (NL/AUS), we premiere new works from Gerry Brophy (Aus) and Christopher Fox (UK) and we revisit ...

Hatched Open Mic Concert

East Sydney Community Arts Centre (ESCAC) 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW

Our Hatched Academy Composer Summer School features unique new artistic voices from around Australia, mentored by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes alongside Melbourne based composer Kate Neal, core Ensemble Offspring musicians and special guests. In 2020 we have combined our Open Mic sessions with our Summer School so you are in for a real treat with two ...

$20

Hatched Summer School Concert

East Sydney Community Arts Centre (ESCAC) 34 Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW

Our Hatched Academy Composer Summer School featured six unique new compositional voices from around Australia, mentored by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes alongside Melbourne based composer Kate Neal, core Ensemble Offspring musicians and guests. Come along on Friday 18th December at 6pm (concert was cancelled due to COVID) to hear the freshest Australian music around by Monica ...

$20

2021 Season

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and regional NSW

2021 celebrates nature and our Australian outdoor environment in all its glory. From Musical Micorparks to Avant Gardens to Sonic Sites - our outdoor shows abound! And we bring the outside ‘in’ with The Surge and Shivers on Speed capturing that visceral, large scale feeling of nature through more acoustically controlled sonic environments. It is ...

Musical Microparks Sydney Festival

Erskineville Parks & Town Hall Erskineville Rd, Erskineville, NSW

Step outside for a pop-up musical and performative walking tour of Erskineville featuring diverse duo combinations from a range of cultural backgrounds, now firmly rooted here in Australia. In parks, courtyards and unexpected pockets of green, Ensemble Offspring’s acclaimed instrumentalists pair up with special guests for 6 unique duets - sharing universal stories told from the heart. ...

Recurring

Avant Gardens 1: Ave

Ashfield Ashfield

For Avant Gardens we head into the backyards and backrooms of our very own musicians to make some noise. Join us for this intimate 4 concert experience featuring unusual line ups, much loved ‘avant garde’ classics and experimental music never heard before. Lamorna and Jim Nightingale open their home to us for 'Ave' in an ...

Celebrating 50 years of Reich’s Drumming

St Mary's Cathedral Cathedral Square, Sydney

Australia’s most innovative instrumentalists Ensemble Offspring celebrate the work of legendary minimalist composer Steve Reich, performing a suite of his most pioneering, hypnotic music at Sydney's new Sunset Piazza. Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, ARIA-nominated Sydney musical mavericks Ensemble Offspring have are a collective of multi-talented collaborators exploring new ideas through experiential performances that ...