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Ensemble Offspring: Mesmerism


Ensemble Offspring: Mesmerism

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020, 8pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Live streaming event (online only) — National, Australia
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

An intimate and eclectic program featuring the quintet of Claire Edwardes (percussion/artistic director), Ben Kopp (piano), Lamorna Nightingale (flutes), Jason Noble (clarinets), and Will Hansen (double bass), Mesmerism features 5 dynamic works from living composers.

Ensemble Offspring will present a new arrangement of local hero Melody Eötvös’s duo celebrating the tiny water bear, the Tardigradus, for flute and vibraphone. Andrea Keller’s Love in Solitude was written for the group in 2016 as a result of winning the Merlyn Myer Commission and combines manipulated samples of the performers on stage with poignant text from Rainer Maria Rilke. Jessica Wells’ arrangement of Paul Mac’s 2019 electronica release Mesmerism is something to behold live.


Sarah Kirkland-SniderPale as Centuries (2011) (arr.) 6′
Melody EötvösTardigradus (2017) 5’
Nico MuhlyHow about now 7’30
Andrea Keller Love in Solitude (2017) 15’
Paul Mac (arr. Jessica Wells) – Mesmerism (2019) AP 6’


Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Benjamin Kopp (piano/keyboard)
Will Hansen (20/21 Associate Artist/double bass)

Featured non-Australian music: Nico Muhly, Sarah Kirkland-Snider

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Love in solitude : for four musicians and pre-recorded soundscape (2017) by Andrea Keller
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
Mesmerism : chamber ensemble by Paul Mac and Jessica Wells
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
Tardigradus : for flute/piccolo, vibraphone and fixed media (2017) by Melody Eötvös
— performed by Ensemble Offspring

Featured artists

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