Ensemble Offspring: Psychedelic Frenzy
Blurring the lines between high and low art, Psychedelic Frenzy seamlessly blends classical, minimalist and spectral music with elements of electronica, rock and pop culture.
Australia’s most virtuosic instrumentalists expertly navigate frenetic sounds inspired by the fast pace of the world around us. This is cutting-edge music from the exciting international voices you need to know.
Wang Lu's Cloud Intimacy and Fausto Romitelli's Amok Koma plunge into frenzied and sporadic musical gestures, each sketching an unpredictable yet captivating narrative.
In stark contrast, Hannah Peel's Neon weaves a mesmerising tapestry of steady pulses and vibrant colours, offering a serene escape from the program's frenetic energy.
Saxophonist and Ensemble Offspring's Hatched Associate Artist, Alice Morgan, teams up with Jason Noble on bass clarinet for Bernhard Gander's beijing. Despite being one-minute long, this piece packs a punch; a concentrated explosion of musical vigour.
Kate Moore's Joyful Melodies showcases Claire Edwardes' solo vibraphone in an electrifying world premiere.