Sat, 23 July|
Windsong Pavillion at Four Winds
Ensemble Offspring: Songbirds at Four Winds
Celebrate the breathtaking virtuosity of birdsong with an array of original new Australian chamber works. Songbirds features sounds both familiar and intriguing, both real and imagined, from butcherbirds to blackbirds, taking you on a sonic journey into the Australian bush.
Time & Location
23 July, 4:30 pm
Windsong Pavillion at Four Winds, Four Winds Rd, Barragga Bay NSW 2546, Australia
About the Event
Celebrate the breathtaking virtuosity of birdsong with an array of original new Australian chamber works. Songbirds features sounds both familiar and intriguing, both real and imagined, from butcherbirds to blackbirds, taking you on a sonic journey into the Australian bush. The concert runs for 90mins including interval. Bar will be open for drink purchases at the start of the event and during interval. Four Winds is a registered Covid-Safe Venue. Please refer to our website for our protocols relating to the safe running of events in the current environment. Please do not attend this event if you are unwell. This event has limited capacity and bookings are required.
Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks, uniting the most innovative instrumentalists in Australia with a broad collective of collaborators to explore new ideas through living new music. Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes OAM, the ensemble comprises a core line-up of some of Australia’s most well-regarded musicians, championing living composers and creating musical experiences that stimulate the senses and pique curiosity. Ensemble Offspring supports emerging and as-yet-unheard composers, in particular championing Australian female-identifying and First Nations artists.
Ensemble Offspring were awarded the 2019 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award as well as the State Luminary Award in the 2021 Art Music Awards for consistently high quality performances, breadth of repertoire, and commitment to collaboration for 25 years. Committed to subverting the classical music tradition with experiential concerts of living new music across genre, place and art form, Ensemble Offspring are navigating the future with open mindedness, flexibility and joy!