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CREATING A NEW AUSTRALIAN SOUND

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Join us on a unique musical journey creating the Australian sound of tomorrow.

Support Us
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 funding, through your generosity, 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 documentation of recent commissions by year below and get in touch to start your own journey of musical discovery with Ensemble Offspring.

Ensemble Offspring Creations include new works by Alex Pozniak (Finalist 2021 APRA Art Music Awards), Genevieve Murphy (UK/NL), Nicole Lizée (Canada), Kate Moore (AUS/NL), Gerard Brophy, Holly Harrison and Cathy Milliken. Many of these works have been performed around the world by Ensemble Offspring as well as other ensembles 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)

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Véronique Serret (violin) gratefully supported by Russell and Jennifer Staley
Claire Edwardes (percussion) gratefully supported by Jules Maxwell
Lamorna Nightingale (flute) gratefully supported by Andrew and Kate Fellowes
Jason Noble (clarinet) gratefully supported by Shane and Danielle Simpson
Blair Harris (cello) gratefully supported by Harriet Lenigas
Benjamin Kopp and Zubin Kanga (piano) gratefully supported by Sylvia Jamieson
Ensemble Offspring would like to thank all our valued core sponsors and program supporters.

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 Musica Viva Australia and the Tony Foundation. Sizzle is supported by the Inner West Council and The Great Club.

Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers is supported by 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.

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