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Videos

The Surge 2021 Showreel

Sizzle Festival 2021 Showreel
Solomon Frank – Human Music (3018-2021)
Backstage Music: Gender Equity Panel
Musical Microparks 2021 Showreel
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)

Recordings

SOUNDS LIKE AUSTRALIA
SOUNDS LIKE AUSTRALIA 2018

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, the Australian environment, landscape and weather are evoked through music and storytelling. Children learn all about the clarinet, cello, flute, piccolo and percussion…

MUSIC FOR THE DREAMING
MUSIC FOR THE DREAMING 2018

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 for The Dreaming is inspired by the seasons and the natural environment around Wreck Bay, NSW south coast. Through Aunty Brenda’s music…

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 be more different but what they do have in common is an uncompromising aesthetic and an obsession with new and unique sound worlds.

CLAIRAUDIENT
CLAIRAUDIENT 2017

“Clariaudient is a fascinating collection of recent works for solo percussion and fixed-media electronic music, superbly interpreted by Claire Edwards.” – Michael Hannan (Loud Mouth)Read the full review TRACKLIST Vincent Ho NostalgiaMelody Eötvös How does a MillerMelody Eötvös LeafcutterMelody Eötvös And I was TiredDamien Ricketson Time AloneMarcus Whale WorkMelody Eötvös No ManSteve Reich Vermont Counterpoint …

KAMMERBOX
KAMMERBOX 2017

“For Kammerbox, Claire Edwardes collects chamber works, mostly duos, by Australian composers for performances by herself and other high profile instrumentalists. There is an excellent standard of musicianship demonstrated by all the players and the works presented are compositionally outstanding…” – Michael Hannan (Loud Mouth)Read the full review TRACKLIST Amanda Cole Glocken Blocken (marimba & almglocken …

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 in an international context, Ensemble Offspring offers up an aural feast – one that is at once both visceral and poetic. Featuring world premiere recordings of works by …

Playlists

In Conversation

Programming must get with the program

Programming must get with the program

Composer Felicity Wilcox explains why orchestras must urgently address the deficit in diversity and gender equality.

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Arts companies rattle the can

Arts companies rattle the can

Our Artistic Director sheds light on the challenges facing Sydney’s arts companies during the present pandemic.

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Chamber of Musical Curiosities

Chamber of Musical Curiosities

Paul Kildea asks Claire about her kaleidoscopic musical background and what took her down the path of music curation.

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The Music Show - Reich's Drumming

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.

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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

Claire chats to The Creative Issue about her experience performing and presenting digital concerts during isolation 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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