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MDCH | Standing with Sydney: Ensemble Offspring, Roland Peelman, Anna Fraser

14 July 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Anna Fraser and Roland Peelman AM combine for an early masterpiece of Viennese expressionism – Schönberg’s seminal song cycle about love set in the imagined world of Babylon. In the second half of the concert Ensemble Offspring perform otherworldly music for flower pots, waterphone, handheld percussion, voice and double bass celebrating the earth and nature with an iconic solo by recently deceased composer Frederic Rzewski and three birdsong inspired works from Sarah Hopkins, Hollis Taylor and Claire Edwardes.


Anna Fraser – soprano

Roland Peelman AM – piano

Claire Edwardes – percussion

Kirsty McCahon – double bass


Anna Fraser and Roland Peelman AM

Arnold Schönberg – The Book of Hanging Gardens Op. 15

Ensemble Offspring

Frederic Rzewski – To the Earth (solo for flower pots & voice)

Hollis Taylor – Banana Paper (solo for double bass, paper and backing track)

Claire Edwardes – Screechers & Sorrows (solo waterphone)

Sarah Hopkins – Journey to the East (double bass with percussion)