Synergy Celebrates Its 40th With Reich’s ‘Drumming’

Synergy Celebrates Its 40th With Reich’s ‘Drumming’

Synergy Percussion celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014 with a bang – they will perform Steve Reich’s incomparable Drumming during their anniversary concert. Inspired by African drumming patterns, this was the work that brought Reich major recognition in 1971. A feast for the ears, it’s so powerful and mesmerising that one critic noted  “it’s a…

Ensemble Offspring + Speak Percussion + Jon Rose = Ghan Tracks

Ensemble Offspring + Speak Percussion + Jon Rose = Ghan Tracks

Ensemble Offspring and Melbourne’s Speak Percussion team up for the very first time with maverick composer-inventor Jon Rose in the world premiere of an artistic exploration of Australia’s iconic Ghan railway. Ghan Tracks mashes video projections and electronics with live performance on pedal powered zither, electric cement mixer, wind machine, piccolo, bass clarinet, trombone and…

Pletko: A New World Of Sound From Ensemble Offspring

Pletko: A New World Of Sound From Ensemble Offspring

  Ensemble Offspring will once again introduce audiences to a new world of sound when they present Plekto – a concert program tracing the avant-garde legacy of the legendary Iannis Xenakis  True to its reputation for innovative and adventurous programs, outstanding performances and highly developed audience engagement this programme contains virtuosic and adventurous selection of seldom heard…