Ensemble Offspring – Kontiki Racket


Ensemble Offspring’s brand new micro festival of new sounds from around the globe. An expedition of invention from Berlin to Sydney and New York to Perth. A visceral world of living music; sinuous, sculptural and sizzling sounds.

The weekend featured three concerts showcasing five world premieres, a panel discussion with leading ‘global’ music makers and an industry speed dating sessions. We welcomed international guest, composer and sound artist, Juan Felipe Waller (Berlin/Mexico), whose 2014 Noisy Egg commission, Detone Retune, was restaged.

PROGRAM

CONCERT 1

SATURDAY 7:30pm

Iannis Xenakis – Dmaathen
Julia Reidy – Dispersion of Light by Prism (WP)
Holly Harrison – Vibe Rant (WP)*
Bruno Mantovani – L’ere de rien
Tristan Coelho – read write/error*

CONCERT 2 CLUB KONTIKI

SATURDAY 9:30pm

Set 1
Felipe Waller – Crackle box (analogue synth)
Mary Rapp – Electric cello
Julia Reidy – Electric guitar
Veronique Serret – 6 string electric violin
Jason Noble – Harmonium, Bass clarinet

Set 2
Feldman – Three Voices
featuring Sonya Holowell

SPECIAL EVENT 1 INDUSTRY ONE-ON-ONE “SPEED DATING”

SUNDAY 12pm

Mentors: Marcus Whale (multi-genre artist), Caitlin Yeo (film composer), Peggy Polias (Making Waves Podcast/composer), John Davis (CEO Australian Music Centre) and Cameron Lam (Art Music Specialist APRA AMCOS, composer).

SPECIAL EVENT 2 INDUSTRY PANEL “AN AUSTRALIAN VOICE”

SUNDAY 1:30pm

Panel: Claire Edwardes (artistic director, percussion – Sydney), Juan Felipe Waller (composer – Berlin), Zubin Kanga (pianist – London), Roland Peelman (conductor – Sydney/Belgium).

The concept of an Australian “voice” is often a theme in discussing new music at home, but how does this play out in an increasingly global music scene? Leading musicians active in Australia and Europe talk about their experiences as international artists and global citizens, as well as the importance of creating a broad and collaborative context for new art making worldwide.

CONCERT 3

SUNDAY 3pm

Pierre Boulez – Derive 1
James Bradbury – Esolang (WP)
Alex Pozniak – Of things to come (extract) (WP)*
Lachlan Skipworth – Intercurrent (WP)
Fausto Romitelli – Domeniche Alla Perifieria Dellimpero
Juan Felipe Waller – Detone Retune