The annual Australian Composition Day will again be held at Santa Sabina College on Monday 19 July 2021. This year our featured Australian composers are Nardi Simpson (Ensemble Offspring’s First Nations Composer in Residence) and Damian Barbeler. They will be leading the day with our special guest artists and one of Australia’s foremost new music ...
Ngarra-Burria are Dharug words meaning to hear, to sing, and this program is intended to build bridges for First Peoples’ musicians to step forward, further develop their composing skills, and connect with the art music sector. Initiated in 2017 by Aboriginal composer Christopher Sainsbury with partners Moogahlin Performing Arts, Australian Music Centre, ANU and Ensemble ...
Also known as Birdsong at Dusk, Songbirds is Ensemble Offspring’s ongoing touring project featuring a trio line up of flutes, clarinets and percussion, inspired by the sounds of the Australian bush. In 2020 ABC Classic released Songbirds digitally and a limited print run was also produced. Ensemble Offspring has presented a range of the new works from the project as part of Sydney Festival 2019 Salon Series, at the Sound Lounge…
Inspired by Australian bush classics such as The Magic Pudding, Blinky Bill and The Muddleheaded Wombat, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney’s favourite musical mavericks, take toddlers and their families on a journey to experience the wonderment of chamber music for the first time. Featuring old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, sounds of the Australian bush, instrumental demonstrations, hands on percussion fun and music by much loved Australian composers.
Polytopes is interactive lasers, electronics and amplified percussion inspired by the late great Iannis Xenakis. Large-scale architectural environments combining sound, light and colour featuring laser artist and composer Robin Fox and new music mavericks Ensemble Offspring. Comprising reworkings of Greek composer Iannis Xenakis’ landmark, yet little known Polytopes alongside Rebonds, Okho and Komboi plus eventually a new commission by Robin Fox himself.
Paul Kildea chats to our Artistic Director about her kaleidoscopic musical background.More
Introducing our twelve Hatched HOME Academy mentees for 2021!More
Adrenaline is at an all-time high at Ensemble Offspring headquarters: we’re packing the van for The Surge tour!More
All about our upcoming show at the Utzon Room on June 24. Book your Shivers tickets over the phone to use your Dine & Discover vouchers!More
Our latest album Offspring Bites 3: En Masse is now available to purchase, download and stream!More
A guest article by our friend and Sydney-based composer Alice Chance.More