What is Noisy Women Commission?
The Noisy Women Commission is Ensemble Offspring’s annual award for an emerging, female-identifying and non-binary composer. Inaugurated in 2017, our Noisy Women have gone on to produce a broad array of provocative and thrilling new chamber works. The commission provides significant creative freedom to an emerging Australian composer, and an opportunity for the new work to be workshopped with members of Ensemble Offspring and presented and documented in a high-profile concert.
The value of the prize is: $3500 commission fee, several workshops with Ensemble Offspring and professional documentation of the premiere. The work should be approximately 10 minutes in length and should be for the Ensemble Offspring core line up of flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello, or an agreed subset thereof. Use of electronics and multimedia to be discussed.
The 2021 Noisy Women Commission recipient is Nirmali Fenn.
Nirmali Fenn (2021)
Nirmali Fenn received her initial music education at the universities of New South Wales and Melbourne, and later completed her doctorate in music at Oxford University. Project details coming soon!