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A Creative Music Fund partnership with City Recital Hall, Ensemble Offspring and I-Manifest.

World Premiere during VIVID in Sydney, Australia 3 June 2017

“When we boil down the world’s vast cauldron of myths, legends and literature, seven archetypal stories emerge; they are the bones of our human experience.” 


Credit: Ensemble Offspring and Sarah-Jane Woulahan.


Weaving together the seven archetypal stories, merging genres and art-forms they see the world from a female perspective, creating a powerful new Australian work that places women centre stage.

Seven Stories brings together an eclectic line-up of seven Australian female composers; Amanda Brown, Kyls Burtland, Jodi Phillis, Jane Sheldon, Bree van Reyk, Sally Whitwell and Caitlin Yeo.

Together they collaborate with Ensemble Offspring musicians who perform vocals and performances on an array of percussion, string, keyboard and wind instruments, as well as the acclaimed playwright and collaborative theatre maker Hilary Bell and video artist Sarah-Jane Woulahan.




Claire Edwardes, percussionist and Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring and Seven Stories, introduces the concept of Seven Stories and explains how it originated.




Read about Seven Stories on the Ensemble Offspring website.




For more information on this project, and how you can be involved, contact Janne Ryan, Founder, Creative Music Fund

On 14 March, 2017, it was officially announced that Seven Stories will be performed as part of the Vivid Music program 2017, a feature of the Vivid Festival, an initiative by Destination NSW.

Visit the Seven Stories page on the Vivid website.

Seven Stories Investors

Creative Champions [entry level $2K]

Shar Adams/Reg Bryson
Jane Kift
Steven Alward/Mark Wakely
Andrew Cameron/Cathy Cameron
Jann Gardner/Tony Cavanagh
Kate Mills/Sally Breen, Janne Ryan
Sydney Community Fund:Sydney Women’s Fund/Julianne Sanders/Pocket Arts Fund

Creative Catalyst [entry level $1K]

Ian Andrews/Jane Hall
Michael Austin/Jane McDermott
Annabelle Chapman
Suzanne Daniel/Michael Daniel
Toni Frecker/Alex Burger
Stephen Jacob
Greer Simpkin
Angela Nanson
Lindy Ryan

$15K [creative development of SEVEN STORIES]
$15K [touring SEVEN STORIES 2017/18]

Pro Bono

Website: Phillip Nairn
Social Media: Lea Jobson
Video/film: Marque Owen

CMF Advisory Panel for Seven Stories:
Jann Gardner, Andrew Leece, Scott Marinchek, Jane McDermott, Nicola Penn, Martin Portus, Janne Ryan,
Anna Shepherd, Stephen Wells