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November Sonix Series welcomes clarinetist and composer Aviva Endean as our curator for the month leading this Sonix in an exploration of musical responses to breath and space.
Harnessing air as a unifying element that ties together diverse musical traditions, the audience is invited to experience the limitless sonic possibilities of an intriguing array of instruments. Local Wamba Wamba man Uncle Ron Murray gives a solo performance on the didgeridoo, Matthew Horsley will play the rarely heard Irish Uilleann pipes, Aviva Endean extends her clarinets with plastic tubing and other found objects to transform the possibilities of her instruments, alongside internationally acclaimed vocalist and composer Jessica Aszodi.
$15 Full Price
Uncle Ron Murray is a Wamba Wamba man (Swan Hill area) living at Yapeen, near Castlemaine, in central Victoria on Jaara country. He is a cultural educator, storyteller, musician, didgeridoo maker and wood sculptor. Ron has an international reputation as a didgeridoo soloist, having performed widely in Australia, and also in New York, Jordon, Canada and New Zealand. He also performs as part of the Celtic-Indigenous fusion duo, Kinja, with fiddler/vocalist Sarah James.
Matthew Horsley is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and ethnomusicologist living on unceded Wurundjeri land. He maintains a practice marked by curiosity and versatility while remaining deeply grounded in Irish traditional music. He has performed extensively with the Australian production of the musical Come From Away, as well as artists including the Australian Art Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Speak Percussion and Lisa Mitchell. He holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from Monash University where he maintains a teaching role.
Jessica Aszodi is a literal shape-shifter. An artist, researcher, educator and performer, her mezzo voice has been praised for its “utmost security and power” (Chicago Tribune). Its unusual range, both in terms of colour and pitch – make it possible to perform repertoire across genres and voice types, where she creates bespoke techniques and concepts from project to project. She has built up a truly idiosyncratic set of embodied knowledges, from cycling while singing, to choreographically affected song, and a not small number of extremely extended vocal techniques. Her favourite thing is challenge.
Aviva Endean is clarinettist, composer and sound-artist living between Wurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung country. Central to her practice is the gathering of artists and audiences into shared spaces for listening, opening our ears to the world around us as we consider place and space. Whilst deeply steeped in music, Aviva’s vision extends beyond her primary artform to expand ways in which sound can be experienced and understood, and to discover new forms of expression that reflect the here and now.
In partnership with the Australian Art Orchestra and with support from the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund.
Thank you to our sponsors Love Shack Brewing Company, Maidenii and Maison Lapalus.