Our latest album Offspring Bites 3: En Masse is now available to purchase, download and stream!
After our successful album launch at BackStage Music’s Now You Hear Her festival in Sydney CBD, the complete En Masse album is ready to reach your ears! You can purchase a physical CD on our website here or the digital album here. Links to streaming services can also be found here. En Masse also features new video art by Melbourne artist Cobie Orgers (Medieval Rococo), and Sydney-based Juan Withington and Andrew Morgan (bend/boogie/break) – watch the videos here!
The Offspring Bites series celebrates the most stunning chamber works commissioned by Ensemble Offspring through our Noisy Egg Creation Fund in recent years, by pairing brand new studio recordings with bespoke visual content. Offspring Bites 3: En Masse features three modern chamber masterpieces by Australian composers – En Masse by Alex Pozniak, bend/boogie/break by Holly Harrison and Medieval Rococo by Thomas Meadowcroft (composers pictured above).
The En Masse reviews are already starting to roll in:
“I’m blown away by the incredible energy, clarity, intelligence and spirited engagement that the musicians bring to the performances.”Vanessa Lann (composer, The Netherlands/USA)
“The latest album from Ensemble Offspring immediately demands re-visits with its dynamic juxtaposition of works by Alex Pozniak (a powerfully dramatic assaying of weight in music), Holly Harrison (a witty, hip take on instrumental and other musical distortions) and Thomas Meadowcroft (a gently vibrating meditation that opens out to a pulsing expansive vision). As ever, these Australian works are superbly played and recorded by Ensemble Offspring.”– Keith Gallasch (RealTime)
Read the full RealTime review
“En Masse doesn’t disappoint, brimming with Pozniak’s signature darkness and punctuating bold gestures…a rare treat for my ears.”– Lachlan Skipworth (composer, Perth)