Critical Acclaim

2020 Quotes & Reviews


“Ensemble Offspring’s Epic Fragments had virtuosic energy and exquisite ‘very very soft’ – Alan Holley, ClassikON


“Ensemble Offspring’s birdsong program…takes on a particular poignancy in the context of recent fires.” – Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald

“…flautist Lamorna Nightingale, bass clarinettist Jason Noble and percussionist Claire Edwardes joined the contrapuntal web, matching the avian virtuosity with their own…” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Yet the charm of the song of birds…mingled with music in seven recent Australian pieces, did not fail. Most magical was Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose’s Bitter Springs Creek 2014…” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Ensemble Offspring played Gerard Brophy’s rhythmically demanding Beautiful Birds with precision and élan.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Edwardes’ solo percussion work Screechers & Sorrows featured chirps and echoes from the waterphone, an instrument of metal spikes protruding from a water-filled disk which creates eerie resonance of surprising depth.” – The Sydney Morning Herald