ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING, INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE AND ENSEMBLE ADAPTER | AUSTRALIA / USA / GER
Ensemble Offspring joins two other celebrated international art music ensembles – International Contemporary Ensemble (New York/Chicago) and Ensemble Adapter (Berlin) – for a surround-sound concert in the vast Casula Powerhouse turbine hall.
Experience the work of expatriate Australian composers Kate Moore and Natasha Anderson, performed by an experimental musicians super-group inside a decommissioned power plant.
Moore’s award-winning industrial chamber composition The Dam showcases her inimitable swirling rhythmic sound world, while Anderson’s experimental ensemble work Cleave uses spatialised electronics, processed samples and live instruments to create a soundscape of refracted sonic mirrors.
Opening the performance is choral composer Alice Chance’s communal sound art project Audience Choir. For this participatory choral experience, Alice Chance has created a Sonic Identity Quiz for members of the audience to download on their mobile phones, unlocking one of sixteen sound files that build an immersive sonic world. As choir master, Alice then teaches the audience simple, canonic melodies to sing back to her, creating a unique, evolving soundscape.
January 12 & 13, 5pm & 2pm, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
$45 ($25 concession) + booking fee