Ensemble Offspring presents Slipstream, in the Seymour Nights series, joining forces on a new work by Perth composer Simon Charles commissioned last year as part of our Hatched HOME Academy in 2020, providing new opportunities for artists during COVID. Also in the line- up is Bitter Springs Creek 2014 by Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose which celebrates the duelling calls of the pied butcher birds of central Australia.
Four of our core musicians shine as soloists with classics from Gerard Grisey and Kaija Saariaho alongside world premieres from local ladies Melody Eötvös, Bree van Reyk and Alice Humphries.
Go with the flow. Slipstream – a visual and sonic wonderland for the senses.
The program: Gerard Grisey – Anubis, Nout (contrabass clarinet solo)/ Melody Eötvös – Antumbra (vibraphone, glockenspiel + electronics) WP /Bree van Reyk – Slipstream (vibraphone + balls) WP/ Hollis Taylor and Jon Rose – Bitter Springs Creek 2014 (flute, clarinet, vibraphone + tape) /Alice Humphries – Step/ Kaija Saariaho – Sept Papillons /Simon Charles – Hatched Home Academy Quartet (flute, clarinet, percussion, cello) 10’
The performers: Blair Harris (cello)/ Claire Edwardes (percussion)/ Jason Noble (clarinets)/ Lamorna Nightingale (flutes)