THE STREET PRESENTS ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING: MUSIC TO INFINITY @ The Street Theatre

THE STREET PRESENTS ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING: MUSIC TO...
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An infinite number of takes on music making - from the 80s & the 21st Century

In how many ways can music be created? This imaginative selection of works celebrates the diversity of contemporary classical music in a program that is enlightening and fun.

Renowned Minimalist composer Steve Reich uses loops reminiscent of dance music in his Vermont Counterpoint where a soloist faces off against a prerecorded orchestra of vibraphones and glockenspiels.

A tabletop becomes an instrument in a work by Thierry de Mey featuring an intricate choreography of mesmersing dancing hands. Hilarious and entertaining, Hi Hat & Me with its simple repeated patterns and vocalising is a homage to the old school drum beats we all know and love.

The musicians don blindfolds to heighten their sense of sound in a piece that needs to be seen to be believed, composed by Ensemble Offspring member Bree van Reyk. Finally, Ablauf proves that 2 boomy bass drums and a squeeky E flat clarinet equals music in an innovative program showing the infinite potential of music making spanning thrity years.

Players:
Claire Edwardes - Percussion
Bree van Reyk - Percussion/Accordian/Drums
Jason Noble - Clarinets/Percussion
Annette Tesoriero - Director

Program:
Steve Reich - Vermont Counterpoint (1982 vibraphone, glockenspiel & tape) 10'
Thierry de Mey - Musique de Table (1987 trio of dancing hands on tables) 9'
Matthew Shlomowitz - Hi Hat & Me (2011 solo hi hat & voice) 5'
Bree van Reyk - Blindfold Duet (2010 percussion duo blindfolded) 6'
James Humberstone - New Work (2011 trio) 7'
Yannis Kyriakides - As they step into the same rivers (2007, 2 instruments & ipod shuffle) 12'
Kris Tiner - Ele(jg)y (2010 trio for accordion, clarinet & percussion) 8'
Magnus Lindberg - Ablauf (1983/1988 clarinet & 2 bass drums) 11'

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING Last Played

Ensemble Offspring at Sydney Town Hall

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Category:

Music & Clubs

Style Tags:

Classical Music

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