Spel by Ensemble Offspring

Champions of adventurous new music, Ensemble Offspring, return to Western Australia for a week-long Residency with concerts in Perth and Albany in a hard-hitting program of all-female works.

“…not afraid to try new things, pushing the boundaries as an ensemble – both individually as performers but also in what they present to their diverse audiences.”
Kathryn Robinson – ClassikON

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING
Claire Edwardes | Percussion/Artistic Director
Zubin Kanga | Piano
Jason Noble | Clarinets
Lamorna Nightingale | Flutes

CONCERTS

Perth
7:30pm Tuesday 11 Sept
Subiaco Arts Centre
Tickets on sale soon

Albany
5pm Saturday 15 Sept
Albany Entertainment Centre
Tickets

PROGRAM

Ensemble Offspring presents a hard-hitting program of all-female works exploring nostalgia and adventure, love and life. Featuring a world premiere by long-time collaborator, Netherlands-based Australian sensation Kate Moore and a first-time performance of a piano solo by Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony, Missy Mazolli. Andrea Keller’s gorgeous Love in Solitude and Moore’s flowing solo vibraphone work Spel are contrasted by Felicity Wilcox’s Composer’s Cut which will be performed to the composer’s own edit of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1962 French New Wave classic film Vivre Sa Vie. The film juxtaposes whimsy and hard-edged themes, presenting the conflicted reality of 60s France, where the new hope offered by a burgeoning feminist movement, was not always what it seemed.

Kate Moore                             Spel
Andrea Keller                           Love in Solitude 
Missy Mazzoli                          Orizzonte world premiere
Kate Moore                             New Work world premiere
Felicity Wilcox                         Vivre Sa Vie – Composer’s Cut 

Ensemble Offspring are in WA for a week-long residency with Tura, which includes Young and Emerging Composer Labs in Perth and Albany.

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING

Ensemble Offspring are champions of adventurous new music. The group embraces open-minded music-making in all its forms, from seminal chamber work to free improvisation, alongside the creation of striking interdisciplinary productions. Based in Sydney, Ensemble Offspring is led by acclaimed percussionist, Claire Edwardes, and features some of Australia’s most innovative and virtuosic performers. Winners of the 2016 Art Music Award for Excellence by an Organisation for the group’s more than 20 years’ contribution to Australian music, Ensemble Offspring has performed throughout Australia and the world – from Katherine to Hong Kong and Brugge to Wagga Wagga.

ensembleoffspring.com

Image: Keith Saunders

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS