Lone Hemispheres: The Solo Sessions | Trailer
Lone Hemispheres Solo Sessions 1
Cassie To – Avialae (2015)
Ensemble Offspring: Sizzle 2019 Showreel
Care Packages for Ensemble Offspring
Bree van Reyk – Light for the First Time (2017)
Ensemble Offspring | Live at Phoenix Central Park
Ensemble Offspring’s new album, Songbirds, is a surprising and beguiling collection of chamber works for flute, clarinet and percussion inspired by butcherbirds, blackbirds, lorikeets and leafcutter ants, frogs and flamingos. Originally intended to …
Our 2nd edition launching in 2019 celebrates the output of some great Australian female composers with whom Ensemble Offspring has collaborated over a period of time – Bree van Reyk …
Australia has always punched above our weight musically, our female-identifying musicians especially – Nellie Melba, Joan Sutherland and Eileen Joyce in particular loom large among the finest musicians of the …
The Vanishing is the long-awaited return of abstract electronic duo Oren Ambarchi & Martin Ng, in a remarkable collaboration with the acclaimed new music group Ensemble Offspring. Working together with …
Narrated by Play School’s Luke Carroll, Classic Kids introduces pre-schoolers to classical music through a musical tale of the Australian landscape. In each of the six episodes of the story, …
Discover how sound can tell stories and create atmosphere in Music for The Dreaming. With new compositions by Indigenous composer, Yuin woman Brenda Gifford, and performed by Ensemble Offspring, Music …
Ensemble Offspring turns 25
We speak to Artistic Director Claire Edwardes about a quarter-century of new music, and celebrating a milestone birthday under unusual conditions.
A death knell for Australian arts and culture?
Our artistic director weighs in on funding cuts, ‘unfunded excellence’, and the planned fee hike for arts and humanities degrees in Australian universities.
Why I chose the less trodden path
Claire invites us on a personal journey through her career from her very first piano lessons to championing the newest, most exciting music in Australia and internationally.
Composer Chats: Felicity Wilcox
Chatting to composer Felicity Wilcox about People of This Place (on Songbirds), written for clarinettist Jason Noble and the relevance of First Nations naming and place.
Composer Chats: Hollis Taylor
A chat with American composer Hollis Taylor about her works for pied butcherbird and instruments written in collaboration with her partner Jon Rose, included on Songbirds.
Keeping the beat during iso
Keeping her beat in iso – Claire chats to The Creative Issue about her experience performing and presenting digital concerts in 2020.
Leading musician joins the zoom boom
Claire gives Sydney Morning Herald an insight into how Ensemble Offspring adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. The first answer – intimate concerts via Zoom.
Claire Edwardes’ percussion world
Our artistic director talks to The Music Show’s Andrew Ford about Kontiki Racket, Classical:NEXT, gender equity and the future of classical music in Australia.
Ngarra Burria: First Peoples’ Composers
New Waves talks to the first cohort of Ngarra-Burria:First Peoples Composers about their works, ambitions and perspectives on the role of western art music in their work.
Seven Stories: behind the scenes
Hear from Claire at City Recital Hall about the process putting together Seven Stories back in 2017 and witness a sneak peek from the early rehearsals at the Red Rattler.
A year of female composers
Clarinettist Jason Noble shares a male performer’s perspective on Ensemble Offspring’s 2017 concert season which features works solely by women composers from around the world
Seeking the new and exciting
Hannah Reardon-Smith of Kupka’s Piano interviews Claire Edwardes about 20 years of Ensemble Offspring.
Claire and Damien RealTime TV Interview
On the groups 20th birthday co Artistic Directors Damien Ricketson and Claire Edwardes discuss the thinking behind their eclectic new music programming, longevity and future directions.