The renowned and virtuosic Ensemble Offspring, return to Western Australia for a week-long Residency with concerts in Perth and Albany.
Claire Edwardes | Percussion/Artistic Director
Zubin Kanga | Piano
Jason Noble | Clarinets
Lamorna Nightingale | Flutes
“To say Claire Edwardes is virtuosic is redundant; she’s more, transforming the works into sonorous, shimmering aural opulence.” – Australian Stage
“Zubin Kanga’s pianism is truly elegant and impeccable” The Australian
Kate Moore Spel
Andrea Keller Love in Solitude
Missy Mazzoli Orizzonte world premiere
Kate Moore Blackbird Song world premiere
Felicity Wilcox Vivre Sa Vie – Composer’s Cut
Ensemble Offspring presents a program of 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.
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 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.
“…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