Ensemble Offspring

Birdsong at Dusk - Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

An intimate trio setting brings together an array of original chamber works by Australian composers, as breath-taking as a lyrebird’s tail. On flute, clarinet and percussion (namely vibraphone and waterphone), with sounds both familiar and intriguing – butcherbirds, blackbirds, leafcutter ants and frogs – take a journey into the Australian bush through this intimate instrumental chamber setting. 

Written especially for the members of Ensemble Offspring by the who’s who of Australian composers, and celebrating the fact that the majority are female, the program features pieces by the next generation of Australian creators: Kate Moore, Felicity Wilcox, alongside established composers such as Gerard Brophy and Jon Rose. 

ARTISTS

Claire Edwardes – percussion

Jason Noble – clarinet/bass clarinet

Lamorna Nightingale – flute/alto flute

PROGRAM

Fiona Loader – Lorikeet Corroboree (2015)  for flute, clarinet, vibraphone

Claire Edwardes – Screechers and Sorrows (2019)  for waterphone solo

Kate Moore – Blackbird Song (2018) for alto flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone

Felicity Wilcox – People of this Place  (2016) for bass clarinet

Hollis Taylor / Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (2019) for flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone and field recording

Gerard Brophy: Beautiful Birds (2019)

I Lyrebirds
II Flamingos
III Hummingbirds

for flute/alto flute, bass clarinet, vibraphone

Event starts
Wednesday 27 May, 2020
Event ends
Wednesday 27 May, 2020
Venue
ONLINE PERFORMANCE
Venue Address
Online
Location

Sydney ,

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