Great Southern Nights: Ensemble Offspring

19nov7:30 pm9:30 pmGreat Southern Nights: Ensemble Offspring

Event Details


Thursday 19 November, 7.30pm
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School


Celebrating spring, fertility, the moon and renewal Ensemble Offspring presents this tasting plate of living new music featuring works from home and across the globe. We remember the creative genius that was Cor Fuhler (NL/AUS), we premiere new works from Gerry Brophy (Aus) and Christopher Fox (UK) and we revisit duos by living legends Liza Lim and Kaija Saariaho. Be a part of the live music making experience after the longest hiatus in living history, as part of Great Southern Nights at the Cell Block Theatre this November!

Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks, uniting the most innovative instrumentalists in Australia with a broad collective of collaborators to explore new ideas through living new music. Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, the ensemble comprises a core line-up of some of Australia’s most well-regarded and virtuosic musicians. In this concert you will hear Lamorna Nightingale (flute), Jason Noble (clarinet), Freya Schack-Arnott (cello) and Claire Edwardes (vibraphone & percussion). Together the musicians of Ensemble Offspring champion living composers and create musical experiences that stimulate the senses and pique curiosity. They support emerging and as-yet-unheard composers, in particular championing female identifying and First Nations artists.


Cornelis Fuhler -Tinderbox (flute, bass clarinet, cello & percussion) 6’

Kaija Saariaho -Oi Kuu (bass flute & cello) 6’

Gerard Brophy -ne me quitte pas (flute and vibraphone) 3’ WP

Iannis Xenakis -Rebonds B (percussion solo) 7’

Kate Moore – Blackbird Song (alto flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone) 9’

Liza Lim -Inguz (cello & clarinet) 6’30

Christopher Fox – Trace (flute, vibraphone, clarinet & cello) 9’ WP




(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Cell Block Theatre

Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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