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