Join us on a unique musical journey creating an Australian sound of tomorrow.
Ensemble Offspring has been at the forefront of commissioning new music in Australia for over 26 years. Our donors are at the coalface of new music creation along with Claire and the musicians. Be part of the journey as Ensemble Offspring takes a new work from its inception to its premiere with care, precision, collaboration and excellence.
We invite you to discover and be inspired by our past commissions list which features videos and recordings of our over 70 Ensemble Offspring Creations since 2012.
Your donation also contributes to our important Development Programs which nurture and grow the next generation of Australian culture.
If your interests are more on the concert platform, why not support a new work premiere or a Performer Chair?
We invite you to make your tax-deductible donation to the future of living Australian music now – or if you would like to support us in other ways, we would love to chat. Please get in touch with Claire: email@example.com
Thank you for your support!
Ensemble Offspring Creations
Commissioning and creating new music is at the heart of what we do at Ensemble Offspring. We’re particularly proud of our track record of privately funding more than 70 new works through our Ensemble Offspring Creation Fund since its inception in 2013. What we have been able to achieve together with you, our passionate financial supporters, contributing to a living Australian culture and a vibrant art music scene cannot be underestimated. We invite you to be inspired by our stunning videos and recordings of recent commissions and get in touch to start your own journey of musical discovery with Ensemble Offspring.
Recent Ensemble Offspring Creations include new works by Alex Pozniak, Genevieve Murphy (UK), Nicole Lizée (Canada), Gerard Brophy, Holly Harrison and Cathy Milliken. Many of these works have been nominated in recent years for APRA Art Music Awards, have been performed around the world by Ensemble Offspring and have been recorded as part of our Offspring Bites series. Our new creations for chamber ensemble provide an enduring legacy for Australian music and artists, placing Ensemble Offspring at the forefront of international new music trends.
Discover our Commissions (2013-current)
Ensemble Offspring is assisted by the NSW Government through Create NSW and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts advisory body. Our Hatched Academy is supported by APRA AMCOS and the Tony Foundation. Sizzle is supported by the Inner West Council and The Great Club.
Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers is supported by APRA AMCOS, the Wales Family Foundation, Moogahlin Performing Arts, ANU School of Music and the Australian Music Centre. Ensemble Offspring would like to thank all foundation support, including the Sidney Myer Fund and the Myer Foundation, Tony Foundation, PPCA and Wales Family Foundation.
City of Sydney supports the creation of this website and other digital initiatives in 2020 including Lone Hemispheres: the solo sessions. Staging and theatrical design is by The Living Room Theatre and documentation is by Hospital Hill. Claire Edwardes is an Ambassador of Keychange, a global network working towards gender equity in the music industry. Ensemble Offspring can be heard on ABC Classic.