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Surface Tension


Surface Tension

  • Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 7pm
  • Venue: Paddington Uniting Church — 395 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $20 | Concession: $15

Event Details

Known worldwide for their adventurous musical spirit and instrumental virtuosity, sister groups from opposite ends of the globe, Aventa Ensemble and Ensemble Offspring team up with Brisbane new comers Kupka’s Piano in a one time coming together of distinctive new musical voices. Combining to form a super group in works by Erik Griswold and Jordan Nobles, and featuring Australian premieres by Michael Finnissy alongside an array of Canadian and Australian works completely new to Sydney audiences, this concert will be an international feast of razor sharp rhythms and raucous fun. Join us for this marathon style event of raw musical abandon, featuring three sets by three trans-pacific musical trendsetters.

Performers: Ensemble Offspring; Kupka's Piano; Aventa Ensemble

Featured non-Australian music: Jordan Nobles – Surface Tension (AP), Michael Finnissy – Sonata for Toy Piano, Eric Wubbels – Shiverer (AP), Giorgio Magnanensi – Améya II (AP), Michael Oesterle – Delilah (AP), Michael Finnissy – Not envious of rabbits, James Rolfe – raW (AP)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0421 238 636 or by email to admin@ensembleoffspring.com

Featured Australian Works

Action music : flexible instrumentation (2013) by Erik Griswold
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
Digital sheet music sample Helix reflection : for flute and Bb clarinet (2013) by Jane Stanley
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
 Character Motions I & II by Michael Mathieson-Sandars
 Quite Early Morning No. 1 by Liam Flenady

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