Backstage Music: Keychange Gender Equity Panel
Kontiki Racket 2019 Showreel
Kaija Saariaho: Sept Papillons (Lone Hemispheres 2020)
The Secret Noise Preview
Andrew Ford: Hook (Lone Hemispheres 2020)
Replica Garden by Bree van Reyk (2020)
Xenakis Polytopes de Launceston (MOFO Showreel 2019)
Ross Edwards: More Marimba Dances
Liza Lim: Bioluminescence (Lone Hemispheres 2020)
Luciano Berio – Laborintus II (Sydney, 2014)
Cathy Milliken: Crie (Lone Hemispheres 2020)
Offspring Bites celebrates the most stunning chamber works commissioned by Ensemble Offspring through our Noisy Egg Creation Fund, recording them for release and pairing them with bespoke visual content. Offspring Bites 3: En Masse features works by Australian composers Alex Pozniak, Holly Harrison and Thomas Meadowcroft. “The latest album from…
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. …
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 accompany the Ensemble’s 25th birthday concert tour, Birdsong at Dusk (presented as part of Sydney Festival’s Salon Series…
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 (composer and longtime member of Ensemble Offspring), Andrea Keller (Melbourne jazz pianist and composer), Holly Harrison (young Western Sydney composer), Cassie…
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 twentieth century. But beyond these celebrated performers, the history of Australia’s female-identifying composers is equally outstanding…
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 the ensemble in 2013 for a series of concerts & recording sessions, Ambarchi & Ng developed a suite of pieces that build on the distinctive …
The Music Show - Reich's Drumming
Claire chats with Andrew Ford about performing one of the scariest works in the percussion repertoire ahead of our concert at Sunset Piazza in February 2021.
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
Claire chats to The Creative Issue about her experience performing and presenting digital concerts during isolation 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.