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'

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ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING Previous Events, Festivals & Tour dates

2017

The Red Rattler (Hatched Academy 2017) 27 September, Carriageworks - Bay 20 23 September

2015

Sydney Conservatorium of Music 25 October, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 25 October, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 25 October, Casula Powerhouse 08 July, Seymour Centre 29 May, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Jason Noble, Claire Edwardes, Veronique Serret, Andrew Wholley) 02 October

2014

Sydney Town Hall 22 November, Sydney Town Hall 21 November, Sydney Town Hall 20 November, Sydney Town Hall 20 November, Sydney Opera House 08 July, Sydney Opera House 08 July, The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (Kupuka's Piano) 21 March, Riverside Theatre 18 March, Jetty Memorial Theatre 16 March

2013

Vanguard 11 September, The Street Theatre 08 June, Riverside Theatre 21 May

2012
2011
2010
2008

CarriageWorks 10 December

2007

Bundanon (James Morrison) 13 October, Australian Centre For Photography 13 April

2006

Unknown Venue (Ensemble Offspring) 08 November