To celebrate the release of our recent ABC Classic release, Songbirds, Ensemble Offspring return to the Old 505 with a program of favourites from the twittersphere alongside pied butcher bird melodies and chirpy hymns.
With a little help from six revered local and international composers plus special guest pianist Sonya Lifschitz - Claire Edwardes (percussion), Jason Noble (clarinet/bass clarinet) and Lamorna Nightingale (flutes) present a program of works as breathtaking as a lyrebird's tail.
Join our instrumentalists for their triumphant homecoming and be immersed in live sounds once more!
Thursday 6th August 2020
8pm doors, 8:30pm show (1 hour)
(2nd show added when sold out @ 6pm)
Tickets $45 (includes a free drink worth $10)
Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director/percussion)
Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Sonya Lifschitz (piano)
Fiona Loader - Lorikeet Corroboree (2016) 5’
Olivier Messiaen - Abyss of the Birds (1940) 7’
Brett Dean - Letters from the Twittersphere (2015) 3’
John Luther Adams - 3 Canticles of the Birds Movt 1 & 2 (2013) 10'
Brenda Gifford - Mungala (2019) 5'
Hollis Taylor/Jon Rose - Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (2019) 8'
Gerard Brophy - Beautiful Birds (2019) 15'