Springtime

by Ensemble Offspring

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    Ensemble Offspring’s dedication to innovative new music is summed up in this release with an all-premiere collection of works by Finnissy, Smetanin, Tonkin, Ricketson, Shlomowitz and Kos. Springtime sparkles with the energy and vitality that characterise Ensemble Offspring’s live performances. Featuring introductory notes by legendary Australian musicologist Richard Toop.

    Springtime comes in a colourful case with program notes included. CD Design: kitty@troyhorse.com

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Ensemble Offspring’s dedication to innovative new music is summed up in this release with an all-premiere collection of works by Finnissy, Smetanin, Tonkin, Ricketson, Shlomowitz and Kos. Springtime sparkles with the energy and vitality that characterise Ensemble Offspring’s live performances. Featuring introductory notes by legendary Australian musicologist Richard Toop.

1. Michael Finnissy - Springtime (2003)
2., 3. Damien Ricketson - Same Steps (2008)
4., 5., 6. Christopher Tonkin - Widdop, Phaetons...Relic (2009)
7. Michael Smetanin - Swell (2008)
8. Matthew Shlomowitz - Slow Flipping Harmony (2006)
9. Bozidar Kos - Fatamorgana (2004)

PERFORMERS

Roland Peelman (piano/conductor) Tracks 1, 9
James Cuddeford (violin) Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
Veronique Serret (violin) Tracks 2, 3, 7
Thomas Tarmacs (violin) Track 1
Geoffrey Gartner (cello) Tracks 1, 9
Bernadette Balkus (piano) Tracks 4, 5, 6
Jason Noble (clarinets) Tracks 1, 7, 8, 9
Diana Springford (clarinets) Tracks 2, 3, 7, 8
Michael Sitsky (flute) Track 1
Lamorna Nightingale (flute) Track 9
Claire Edwardes (percussion) Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bree van Reyk (percussion/accordion) Tracks 2, 3, 7, 8
Geoffrey Morris (guitar) Tracks 2, 3

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released January 1, 2010

Thanks to ABC Classics & ABC Classic FM, Sibelius & Digidesign, Stephen Adams, Paulien Gort, Bob Scott, Kitty Blackman, Richard Toop and all the wonderful composers on this disc.

Mastering: Bob Scott [Dodgy Sound]
Introductory Notes: Richard Toop
CD collation: Claire Edwardes
CD Design: kitty@troyhorse.com

Program Notes: Michael Finnish, Damien Ricketson, Christopher Tonkin, Michael Smetanin, Matthew Shlomowitz, Bozidar Kos.

All photos: Christopher Hayles

Ensemble Offspring is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art advisory body.

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