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Suppression Dam


Suppression Dam

  • Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019 to Sunday, 13 January 2019, 5pm & 2pm, both days.
  • Venue: Casula Powerhouse — 1 Casula Road, Casula, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Sydney Festival 2019 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Ensemble Offspring joins two other celebrated international art music ensembles – International Contemporary Ensemble (New York/Chicago) and Ensemble Adapter (Berlin) – for a surround-sound concert in the vast Casula Powerhouse turbine hall.

Opening the performance is choral composer Alice Chance’s communal sound art project Audience Choir. For this participatory choral experience, Alice Chance has created a Sonic Identity Quiz for members of the audience to download on their mobile phones, unlocking one of sixteen sound files that build an immersive sonic world. As choir master, Alice then teaches the audience simple, canonic melodies to sing back to her, creating a unique, evolving soundscape.

Experience the work of expatriate Australian composers Kate Moore and Natasha Anderson, performed with amplified classical instruments and electronics inside a decommissioned power plant. Moore’s award-winning industrial chamber composition The Dam showcases her inimitable swirling rhythmic sound world, while Anderson’s experimental ensemble work Suppression uses spatialised electronics, processed samples and live instruments to create a soundscape of refracted sonic mirrors.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to admin@ensembleoffspring.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample The Audience Choir : for audience, their phones, a vocal conductor, and open instrumentation (2018) by Alice Chance
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
Digital sheet music sample The dam : chamber ensemble (2015) by Kate Moore
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
 Cleave by Natasha Anderson — World premiere

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