Many people are intimidated by new music because of a lifetime of sonic conditioning – a challenge Ensemble Offspring takes in its stride
From Play School to the Sydney Opera House, Claire Edwardes is “the wonder woman of percussion” (Seesaw magazine). Three-time winner of the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence by an Individual, she is Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring and has performed with all the Australian orchestras.
Articles by Claire Edwardes
When Claire Edwardes first discovered this weird and wonderful instrument in Holland she thought it might be rather one-dimensional, but in fact, she has discovered it is full of sonic possibilities.
Claire Edwardes, Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring, weighs in on funding cuts, ‘unfunded excellence’, and the planned fee hike for arts and humanities degrees.