Join us on a unique musical journey creating the music of tomorrow. At the forefront of commissioning new music in Australia for over 25 years, you can trust Ensemble Offspring to bring to life a unique Australian sound!
You can choose how you would like to support Ensemble Offspring through our Noisy Egg Creation Fund, from a suite of innovative creative endeavours:
Noisy Egg Creations: Donate today to help create, develop, present and document new Australian music by Ensemble Offspring. Donors are invited to attend rehearsals and workshops of the new creation as well as special events with the musicians – be a true part of the creative journey. (be inspired by our Creations by year below)
Noisy Egg Music of the Future: We love increasing the noise at Ensemble Offspring! Help us do this by contributing to the next generation of Australian culture through our Development Programs – our Hatched Academy, First Nations Program and Noisy Women Commission.
Noisy Egg Nests: Support a nest and nurture one of our artists – after all, they’re the ones who bring the music of tomorrow to life! As a Nest donor, you will build a personal relationship with your chosen musician and develop a special insight into their inspiration and musical path.
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
Noisy Egg 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 40 new works through our Noisy Egg 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 Noisy Egg 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.
Creations by Year
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, RØDE Microphones and the Tony Foundation. Sizzle is supported by the Inner West Council and Marrickville Bowling 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.