Ensemble Offspring presents ‘Between the Keys’

There is more innovative music and new instruments to hear from Ensemble Offspring in their upcoming series of  concerts and workshops Between the Keys which will feature unique handmade instruments.

Following the lead of the iconic Harry Partch, composer and inventor of musical instruments, Ensemble Offspring will play a range of visually striking and sonically beautiful instruments to perform newly invented scales in a concert of four especially composed works. Harry Partch’s music was so radical he needed to build his own orchestra of new instruments to play it!

Californian-come-Wollongong composer, instrument-builder and tuning guru Kraig Grady has discovered that just by slightly changing a few notes it is possible to enter an exotic new world of colourful sound. Grady’s centaur vibraphone and huge meru bars feature along with the undachin tarhu (a unique string instrument designed by Linsey Pollak) and gidgee clarinis (clarinet-like instruments crafted by Linsey Pollak).

Anna McMichael & Damien Ricketson             UndachinTarhu / Violin

Diana Springford                                           Clarini

Jason Noble                                                  Harmonium / Clarini

Claire Edwardes                                             Centaur Vibraphone

Bree van Reyk                                               Meru Bars / Percussion


Arvo Pärt: Fratres (1977 arr. 2011)

Phillip Glass: Music in Similar Motion (1969 arr. 2011)

Terumi Narushima: Hidden Sidetracks (2011)

Amanda Cole: Hydra (2011)

Damien Ricketson: Some Shade of Blue (2011)

Kraig Grady: Akashic Torus (2011)

Arana Li: Mysteries (2012)

Tickets: Adult $32, Conc. $27, Youth 30&U $23* Transaction fees may apply

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