Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

CONNECTING THE DOTS - EO Artistree Tour, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta present Notating Beauty that Moves – Music At An Exhibition, presenting musical scores from the hands of composers both past and present.

These scores are placed among works-on-paper, drawings, moving images, texts, photography, paintings, by artists who may or may not have been trained in music.

A series of concerts, featuring members of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the acclaimed Australian group Ensemble Offspring, will put a spotlight on the process through which musical signs are translated into physical motions.”

 

Program:

Erik Griswold - Action Music 2 (tutti) 6’5 WP
Seth Cluett - new work (tutti) WP
Earle Brown - On December 1952 (tutti) 6’
Marcus Whale - Slatted Light for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin 8’
Louis Andriessen - Workers Union with HKS (tutti) 17'

 

For more info visit: http://ensembleoffspring.com/the-music/upcoming-shows/hong-kong-artistree-tour/

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Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

TESSERA - EO Artistree Tour, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta present Notating Beauty that Moves – Music At An Exhibition, presenting musical scores from the hands of composers both past and present.

These scores are placed among works-on-paper, drawings, moving images, texts, photography, paintings, by artists who may or may not have been trained in music.

A series of concerts, featuring members of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the acclaimed Australian group Ensemble Offspring, will put a spotlight on the process through which musical signs are translated into physical motions.

 

Program:

Charles Kwong - New Work (violin, clarinet, flute, percussion) WP 5’
Melody Eotvos - Leafcutter for clarinet and vibraphone, 5'
Jane Stanley - Helix Reflection for flute and clarinet, 5'
Holly Harrison - Vibe Rant for vibraphone, flutes and clarinets, 7’
Hollis Taylor - Owen Springs Reserve for vibraphone and field recording, 6.5’
Tristan Coelho - As The Dust Settles
Claude Vivier - Piece for Violin and Clarinet, 6’
Damien Ricketson - Tesserae for clarinet, violin and vibraphone, 10'

 

For more info visit: http://ensembleoffspring.com/the-music/upcoming-shows/hong-kong-artistree-tour/

 

 

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Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

SIZZLE 2018 - EO

From art music to pop music and everything in between, Sizzle returns to the Petersham Bowling Club for another year of free, family-friendly aural delights.

2018 features Ensemble Offspring’s virtuosic instrumentalists alongside two driving forces in Sydney’s music world; Satsuki Odamura and her Koto Ensemble and Alice Chance with her new work for you, the audience, entitled The Audience Choir.

David Lang’s Cheating, Lying, Stealing whirls through the club alongside the Australian premiere of Erik Griswold’s Action Music 2, and we once again hear from 2017 Hatched Academy composer Ciaran Frame with his catchy quartet Listeners as Spectators.

Our brand new Hatched Associate Artist, Georgina Oakes joins us for the first time on clarinet and Liz Jigalin returns with another interactive musical experience featuring her Sound Parcels downstairs – a one on one sonic adventure where you get to take home your own little sound parcel made live by Liz.

Bring along the family and revel in the fun and raucous variety show that is Ensemble Offspring’s annual Sizzle.

 

Program:

Erik Griswold - Action Music II (World Premiere) for bass clarinet, viola, percussion, keyboard, clarinet, cello, flute,  12’
Ciaran Frame - Listeners as Spectators for bass clarinet, viola, percussion, keyboard + electronics, 8’
David Lang - Cheating, Lying, Stealing for piano, percussion, cello, bass clarinet (Georgina), 2 brake drums (Jason & Lamorna), 10’5
Sydney Koto Ensemble 15’
Alice Chance Audience Choir, 15’
Elizabeth Jigalin – Sound Parcels performances & survey (WP)
Georgina Oakes – solo set

 

For more info visit: http://ensembleoffspring.com/the-music/upcoming-shows/sizzle-6/

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May
4
to May 21

SOUNDS LIKE AUSTRALIA - EO

Treat little ears to musical soundscapes and classical compositions with Sounds Like Australia.

In this immersive introduction to music, children will learn about instrument sounds, develop their musical vocabulary, and explore the importance of listening.

This light-hearted, participatory show will delight kids with sounds evocative of the Australian landscape. Sounds Like Australia is a brand new production celebrating classical music for young audiences. After the show, kids can meet the musicians and instruments.

Presented by Sydney Opera House, ABC KIDS listen and ABC Classic FM in collaboration with Ensemble Offspring and composer Jessica Wells.

 

Season runs from Friday 4 May – Monday 21 May, 2018.

For more info visit: http://ensembleoffspring.com/the-music/upcoming-shows/sounds-like-australia/

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

A Voyage of Musical Discovery - Program 2

Legendary conductor and music educator Richard Gill AO and the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra are on a Voyage of Musical Discovery, designed especially for high school music students. In collaboration with some of Australia’s finest ensembles, including The World According to James, Ensemble Offspring, and Camerata Antica, we are proud to present a series of three concerts in which Richard Gill will lead students through the music of past and present, exploring new Australian music, ancient music, and jazz alongside Classical and Romantic repertoire on period instruments.

 

Program:

Holly Harrison - Vibe Rant for vibraphone, flute and clarinet 7’
Bree van Reyk - Light for the First Time for piano, flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, 11’5
Cassie To - Avialae for violin, cello, piano, flute, clarinet and vibraphone, 9’
Thomas Meadowcroft - Medieval Rococo for keyboard, percussion, flute, clarinet + electronics, 12’

 

For more info visit: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/gill-voyage-texture

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Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Beginnings to New Ends - EO

Generations converge in Beginnings to New Ends as champions of fearless music (Ensemble Offspring) pit Artistic Director and leading percussionist, Claire Edwardes, against the next up-and-coming instrumental talent. Edwardes performs a set of colourful percussion solos, all written in collaboration with her, by emerging female composers. Featuring gongs, drums, metals and even recited text, these original works are beguiling and sonically stimulating.  Alongside Claire will be Ensemble Offspring’s first-ever Associate Artist, clarinettist Georgina Oakes. She returns from 10 years in Europe to wow us with her new music pedigree - having worked with the likes of Pierre Boulez and Tristan Murail. You’ll want front row seats for this experience of future-making in progress.

 

Program:

Dobrinka Tabakova - Frozen River Flows 6’30
Elizabeth Younan - Electors of Middlemarch 8’00 (drum set up & voice)
Pierre Boulez - clarinet solo 7 or 14'
Matthew Hindson - Accelerating Hi-hat 5’ OR Ella Macens - Colour Burst 6’
Martin Wesley Smith - White Knight 9’30 (tape, clarinet, marimba)

 

For further info visit: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/classical-music/2018/crescendo/ensemble-offspring-june.html

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Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

BIRDSONG AT DUSK - EO

Ensemble Offspring will be playing in a vibrant program of concerts and exhibitions at the Delmar Gallery, Trinity Grammar School. Every work on the program was written in collaboration with the musicians of the ensemble and features them as soloists and long-time passionate chamber music collaborators.

 

Program:

Fiona Loader - Lorikeet Corroboree for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, 7’
Hollis Taylor - Owen Springs Reserve for vibraphone and field recording, 6.5’
Felicity Wilcox - Yurabirong for bass clarinet, 6’
Melody Eotvos - Leafcutter for clarinet and vibraphone, 5'
Holly Harrison - Vibe Rant for vibraphone, flutes and clarinet, 7’
Tristan Coelho - new work for solo flute, 5’

 

More info available here: https://issuu.com/delmargallery/docs/society_of_the_arts_2018_concert_pr

 

 

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Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

HARK THE MACHINE - EO

  • Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)
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Crunch. Boom. Grind. Ensemble Offspring transforms the Utzon Room with music of today and the sounds of tomorrow.

Creak. Groan. Fizz. Like an old machine gradually coming to life, we hear the rhythmic drive of American composers David Lang and Annie Gosfield. 

Pulse, pop, shake. Sounds rooted in jazz emerge from music by pianist and composer, Andrea Keller (2017 Merlyn Myer Music Commission), and Sydney composer Fiona Hill (Noisy Women Commission) transports us to a meditative other-world in a work for sextet so new the ink will still be wet.

 

Program:

Annie Gosfield – Cranks & Cactus Needles (Australian Premiere) for flute, piano, violin, cello, 6’
Andrea Keller - Love in Solitude for piano, percussion, flute, clarinet + electronics, 15’
Fiona Hill – Pentography (World Premiere) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano, 10’
Thomas Meadowcroft - Medieval Rococo for keyboard, percussion, flute, clarinet + electronics, 12’
David Lang - Cheating, Lying, Stealing for piano, percussion, cello, bass clarinet, 2 brake drums (Lamorna & Veronique), 10’5

 

For more info visit: http://ensembleoffspring.com/the-music/events-2018/hark-the-machine/

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