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Ensemble Offspring Presents Incredible Floridas
June 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - June 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Incredible Floridas is Ensemble Offspring’s June concert featuring Richard Meale’s homage to the surrealist poetry of Arthur Rimbaud. Fifty years on from its London premiere, EO is reviving this landmark piece of Australian chamber music in an immersive staging with creative director Michelle St Anne.
Flanking this masterpiece in the shadowy surrounds of Carriageworks are world premieres from Augustin Braud and Josephine Macken, both of whom draw inspiration from Meale’s brooding and complex musical language. Finally in the program, a rendition of Martin Wesley-Smith’s quirky For Marimba and Tape, featuring sounds from Sydney’s iconic Fairlight CMI synthesiser.
Conducted by Jack Symons, the ensemble comprises Claire Edwardes Artistic Director, Percussion/ Lamorna NightingaleFlutes/ Jason Noble Clarinets/ Véronique Serret Violin/ Blair Harris Cello/ Benjamin Kopp Piano/ Emily Granger Harp
Featuring theatrical lighting and set design, costume changes and choreography, experience the visual and visceral physicality of performance across all four pieces in a rare journey through Australia’s modern music history.