Ensemble Offspring


Ensemble Offspring by Keith Saunders
Ensemble Offspring by Heidrun Lohr


Ensemble Offspring is Australia's foremost new music ensemble, based in Sydney, made up of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion. At Classical:NEXT, the ensemble features a line-up of internationally acclaimed core instrumentalists, Claire Edwardes (percussionist/artistic director), Zubin Kanga (piano), Jason Noble (clarinet) and Lamorna Nightingale (flute). With a 23-year history, the group embraces all modes of adventurous music making, which has brought to fruition the creation of over 200 new works.

Ensemble Offspring is driven by a philosophy of promoting artistic integrity and challenging the way audiences perceive music. The 2019 Classical:Next showcase programme, Solitude features two works written for the ensemble by Kate Moore and Andrea Keller. Both pieces use acoustic instrumental tones combined with pre-recorded electronics and especially commissioned video art of the Australian landscape.

Claire Edwardes, percussion
Zubin Kanga, piano
Lamoma Nightingale, flute
Jason Noble, clarinet

Classical:NEXT Showcase Program

Andrea Keller - Love in Solitude (flute, clarinet, piano percussion, electronics) 15’

Performed with original Offspring Bites video by Peter Humble

Kate Moore - Fern (flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, electronics) 12'

Performed with Offspring Bites video by Lillian Brown