Critical Acclaim

2013 Quotes & Reviews

“While the quartet’s six-part program (in Ligeti Morphed) showed these Sydney musicians to be confident in their fusion of improvisation, notation and electronics, the outstanding feature of this event was its consistent thread of interest.” Clive O’Connell, The Age

“The ensemble players clearly relished their work…like this event itself, both consistent and chameleonic.” – Clive O’Connell, The Age 

“Particularly in Continuum and After Atmospheres, lack of devotion to the score’s letter did little to hurt the spirit. For music so conscious of texture and timbre, such liberties could be tantamount to heresy, but rarely has music been reconceived so reverently. Artistic Director (and percussionist) Claire Edwardes devoted so much attention to the music’s pulse that the performance never lacked heart.”  – Ken Smith, Financial Times 

“Ensemble Offspring speak well and succinctly, providing commentary on each piece before playing it…The program was a welcome introduction to a subtle and beautiful body of work.”  – Matthew Lorenzon, Partial Durations

“Despite the effort, despite the visibly heroic struggles of the performer, the deepest feelings remain trapped by the inadequate means at hand. We bear witness to the gulf between ambition and achievement, between ourselves-in-ourselves and ourselves in others. Normal life. Australia’s Got Talent.” – Greg Hooper, RealTime 

“This was a most enjoyable concert exploring an intriguing and rarely visited sonic landscape. Different, but very accessible, the program proved a hit with barely an empty seat in the house” Veronica Bailey, Partial Durations