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Claire Edwardes

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Claire Edwardes held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Flying horse (trios: recorder, marimba, guitar) by Andrea Keller, from the CD children's hospitals Hush collection

Articles by and about Claire Edwardes

Rocking the Boat by Claire Edwardes

The 2007 Flametree Festival, directed by Heidi Jones and James Beck, was recently held at Bundanon – Arthur and Yvonne Boyd’s ‘living arts centre’ on the South Coast of NSW. Percussionist Claire Edwardes, one of the performers at the Festival, described the event as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’...

2007 Classical Music Awards by Danielle Carey

The new music scene is buzzing with anticipation. In just under four weeks, composers, music educators, performers, arts administrators, and writers from across Australia will gather in Sydney to celebrate the thriving talent and artistic excellence in our community at the 2007 Classical Music Awards.

New Music Celebrations! by Danielle Carey

One couldn’t help but notice the strong presence of outstanding percussionists amongst this year’s list of winners at the 2007 Classical Music Awards held last night at the Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay...

Ensemble Offspring: To the Max by Benjamin Millar

The cavernous Carriageworks foyer greets audiences with splashes of bold modernity slotted alongside time-capsule echoes of near-forgotten industry. If the 21st century is settling into an aesthetic, it appears to be this – not obliteration of the past through fetishisation of the new, nor a desperate attempt to preserve a past slipping from our grasp as we attempt to clutch it. This compromise between the old and the new, original form and necessary function, mirrors a struggle music presents every time a composer sits to write – the weight of history pushing back, the imperative that drives them to break or break through.

Claire Edwardes - Coming a full circle by Anni Heino

A dozen or so years ago, Claire Edwardes was a talented young woman studying percussion at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and performing as part of the newly-founded 'Spring Ensemble'. In 2009, with a wealth of experience under her belt, she is working with young composers from the Sydney Conservatorium as part of the Kammerklang initiative – and remembering her own immersion into contemporary music as an opinionated, second-year student...

Composer & performer news July 2011 by Australian Music Centre

Our regular news bulletin from the composing/performing world - featuring Georges Lentz, Peter Knight, Claire Edwardes, Andrew Ford, Wendy Hiscocks, Stephen Leek, Peter Sculthorpe, and Andrián Pertout, among others.

Glass act in China by Claire Edwardes

Ensemble Offspring recently took Damien Ricketson's Fractured Again all the way to China - Claire Edwardes reports. Offspring's next event 'Partch's Bastards' takes place in Sydney (2 September) and Wagga Wagga (4 September).

2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

The Art Music Awards gala event held at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, on Tuesday 3 April 2012, honoured winners across ten national categories and in seven state awards. The comments below reflect the difficult task the judging panel members faced when choosing first the finalists and finally the winners from a considerable number of high-quality works. See also: '2012 Art Music Awards - winners' (news article on Resonate 4 April 2012.)

Australia Council Fellowships & Project Fellowships: Edwardes, Schaupp, Ford, Tomlinson... by Australian Music Centre

Percussionist and Ensemble Offspring artistic director Claire Edwardes has been awarded a two-year Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts, following a particularly competitive round of applications. Other new fellows are Karin Schaupp, Paul McDermott, and Matthew Robinson. Project Fellowships, intended for creative or developmental projects by mid-career and established artists, went to Chris Abrahams, Andrew Ford ...

Ensemble Offspring - roaring in 2013 & spawning hatchlings in 2014 by Claire Edwardes

'We were initially unsure of what sort of program we should be taking with us to the hallowed new music grounds that are the European concert halls, but I think that, in the end, touring an almost exclusively fresh and new Australian program was the right thing to do', writes Claire Edwardes. Offspring's European tour featured works by seven Australian composers, plus international repertoire.

World premieres given by Claire Edwardes

Amplitude (other/mixed percussion with pre-recorded sound) by Peter McNamara— 16 Nov 13 ("Numero Uno", Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW)

Gentleness-suddenness : for mezzo-soprano, violin, percussion and piano by Bruce Crossman— 29 Jun 13 (Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW)

Gentleness-suddenness : for mezzo-soprano, violin, percussion and piano by Bruce Crossman— 29 Jun 13 (Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney)

Chamber concerto for marimba and orchestra (marimba with chamber orchestra) by Daniel Rojas— 22 Jun 13 (The Independent Theatre, NSW)

Clique (trios including accordion) by Damien Ricketson— 13 Apr 13 (Music Workshop, NSW)

woodthrow, yet whispering caress (trios: shakuhachi, marimba, cello) by Robert Douglas— 28 May 11 (Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen NSW)

Golden kitsch (full orchestra with percussion soloist) by Elena Kats-Chernin— 11 Jul 09 (Verbrugghen Hall, NSW)

Rabbit on a Shovel by John Z Huie— 8 Feb 09 (Chinese Garden of Friendship, NSW)

Flash : for solo marimba by Matthew Hindson— 22 Oct 08 (City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney)

The path to the high ground : for cello, piano and percussion by Tim Dargaville— 4 Oct 08 (Freshwater Festival, Sydney)

Chamber concerto : for flute, percussion and large ensemble by Stuart Greenbaum— 7 Sep 08 (Music Studio, Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

Double resonances : for piano and percussion by Bruce Crossman— 19 Apr 08 (Aurora Festival, Sydney)

Ta-ka-tin-go-ba-kin : for percussion by Michael Atherton— 17 Apr 08 (Aurora Festival, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney)

Underground (quartet) : percussion quartet by David Young— 15 Jun 07 ( Underground at Filmhuis Den Haag, Netherlands)

Two interludes in space : for violin, vibraphone and piano by Stuart Greenbaum— 12 May 07 (Canberra International Chamber Music Festival)

The last whale (sextets: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass - with chamber ensemble) by Colin Bright— 26 Apr 07 (Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth)

Black wind : for string orchestra and percussion by Kim Bowman— 12 Nov 05 (Het Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam)

More marimba dances : for solo percussion by Ross Edwards— 31 Mar 04 (Musica Viva Australia concert at the Arthouse Hotel, Sydney)

Hol-Spannen-Luiden : for marimba and percussion by Damien Ricketson— 1997 (Sydney Spring Festival)