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Immersion Of The Senses

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Videos

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

Recordings

OFFSPRING BITES 1
OFFSPRING BITES 1 2017

Offspring Bites 1 showcases well-known Australian composer, Mary Finsterer, alongside the highly talented young composer, Tristan Coelho, and Berlin-based, Mexican composer and sound artist, Juan Felipe Waller. Their works couldn’t …

CYCLES AND CIRCLES
CYCLES AND CIRCLES 2015

Described by Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes, as “an organic listening experience”, Cycles and Circles is a unique collection of works inspired by nature and organic patterns found in our world. Placing Australian works …

THE SECRET NOISE
THE SECRET NOISE 2014

The Secret Noise is a surreal and fantastical project exploring music and secrecy. Created by composer Damien Ricketson and performed by Ensemble Offspring, the dreamlike work has been inspired by …

BETWEEN THE KEYS
BETWEEN THE KEYS 2013

exploring the work of iconic composer Harry Partch. His music was so radical he needed to build his own orchestra of new instruments to play it. For Between the Keys, …

SPRINGTIME
SPRINGTIME 2010

Ensemble Offspring’s dedication to innovative new music is summed up in this release with an all-premiere collection of works by Finnissy, Smetanin, Tonkin, Ricketson, Shlomowitz and Kos. Springtime sparkles with …

FRACTURED AGAIN
FRACTURED AGAIN 2010

Conceived by Damien Ricketson with video art by Andrew Wholley, Fractured Again is a striking audio-visual work exploring the fragile medium of glass. Premiered at the Sydney Festival and toured to China, …

Playlists

In Conversation

Ensemble Offspring turns 25

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.

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A death knell for Australian arts and culture?

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.

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Why I chose the less trodden path

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.  

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Composer Chats: Felicity Wilcox

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.

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Composer Chats: Hollis Taylor

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

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Keeping the beat during iso

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.

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Leading musician joins the zoom boom

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. 

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Claire Edwardes’ percussion world

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.

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Ngarra Burria: First Peoples’ Composers

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. 

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Seven Stories: behind the scenes

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.

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A year of female composers

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

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Seeking the new and exciting

Seeking the new and exciting

Hannah Reardon-Smith of Kupka’s Piano interviews Claire Edwardes about 20 years of Ensemble Offspring. 

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Claire and Damien RealTime TV Interview

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.

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