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Recordings

Lone Hemispheres: The Solo Sessions (2020)

Lone Hemispheres is Ensemble Offspring’s solo series, highlighting modern masterpieces alongside new Australian solo works. For our 2020 solo sessions, creative designer Michelle St Anne was asked to direct the 12 videos. She writes “My theme was ‘all dressed up with no place to go’, hence the socks and bare feet combined with high fashion. The videos are in black and white and a still life is featured on the left of the performer for each work, highlighting how the mundane of everyday life can become poetic over time.”


Tracklist

1. Christopher FoxAn Extraordinary Mildness (2020) performed by Claire Edwardes
2. Andrew FordHook (2018) performed by Claire Edwardes
3. Tristan MurailUnanswered Questions (1995) performed by Lamorna Nightingale
4. Liza LimBioluminescence (2020) performed by Lamorna Nightingale
5. Kate NealCanyon 1205 (2018, revised 2020) performed by Blair Harris
6. Kaija SaariahoSept Papillons (2000) performed by Blair Harris
7. Giacinto SclesiMaknongan (1976) performed by Jason Noble
8. Christopher TonkinEntr’acte (2015) performed by Jason Noble
9. Kate MooreBroken Rosary (2010) performed by Freya Schack-Arnott
10. Alex PozniakInstructions for Improvisation No. 4: God leaves the room (2018) performed by Freya Schack-Arnott
11. Cathy MillikenCrie (2018) performed by Véronique Serret
12. Kaija SaariahoNocturne (1994) performed by Véronique Serret


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Acclaim

5 stars ★★★★★ “Simply but beautifully filmed and presented, the solo performances can be appreciated on an individual basis, but together they capture a mood of stillness and unease that permeated much of 2020.” – Angus McPherson, Limelight

“There is such musicianship on display in every single performance, combined with an integrity and devotion to the pieces being performed. It really is a very special project.” – Mandy Stefanakis, Loud Mouth

4 stars ★★★★ “Lone Hemispheres: The Solo Sessions has an almost timeless, and surrealist feel.” – Lynne Lancaster, ArtsHub


Credits

Recorded at Baker Street Studios, Sydney
Video & Sound by Matt McGuigan, Hospital Hill
Creative Direction by Michelle St Anne, The Living Room Theatre

Acknowledgements
Ensemble Offspring is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts advisory body, and the NSW Government. Lone Hemispheres Solo Sessions were supported by the City of Sydney. We work and play on Gadigal land.