2016 Church Series

Church 1: Aviva Endean

8pm Friday 20 May
St Paul’s Church, Mt Lawley
Free Event

Melbourne-based composer, performance-maker and clarinettist Aviva Endean presents a solo recital of experimental clarinet works which challenge standard performance contexts through the incorporation of theatrical and interdisciplinary elements. Featuring works by Endean, Ambrosini & Blecharz, this is a program of mystical and transformative nature.

“Australia’s most versatile clarinettist” Real Time 2014

A face like yours (Endean) – for video & earplugs
Solo for Skin and Air (Endean) for clarinet & timpani
Capriccio, detto ‘L’ Ermafrodita’ (Ambrosini) for bass clarinet
Counter-Earth (Wojtek Blecharz) for clarinet, objects & samples


Aviva Endean is a performance-maker, clarinettist and composer interested in expanding the audience experience of sound by creating intimate, unusual and spatially engaged contexts for listening. She challenges standard forms and contexts for performance in order to create new and unexpected ways of engaging with her work. Her performance practice spans a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts including experimental and improvised music, theatre, creating immersive sonic environments, chamber music, folk music and inter-arts collaborations.

Her recent original works include the Intimate Sound Immersion, a performance for one blindfolded person at a time (You Are Here festival, The Village festival, Camp Elsewhere) In the Half Light, a show for solo clarinet and immersive lighting design (presented by ASTRA as part of the JUMP mentorship program) A Face Like Yours a sound work for video, foam earplugs and viewer (selected for Sydney Contemporary Art Fair) Dual Rituals for clarinets and percussion (Bendigo International Festival for Exploratory Music) “The Perfect Human” for 3 acapella female vocalists and lo-fi lighting (presented by Chamber Made Opera as part of their Little Operations events), Domicile a performance installation work inhabiting a family home (New Music Network mini series) and Hapnophobia a site specific participatory work for 5x5x5 at the Melbourne Arts Centre.