18/10 My Solo Album ‘cinder : ember : ashes’ launch show
INLAND MELBOURNE: SIGNAL TO ME BY A SORT OF FLICKERING
Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent
This concert presents two significant additions to Australian contemporary music. Firstly, the launch of Freedman Fellowship awarded clarinettist and composer Aviva Endean’s first solo release ‘cinder : ember : ashes’ on SOFA music (NOR). A collection of both composed and improvised recordings, the album offers a selection of liminal, ethereal and elusive resonances. Distinct and refined instrumentations set up a framework of unique sonic environments, which then become a landscape for Aviva’s slowly morphing and contemplative improvisations.
Then, building on Speak Percussion’s ‘Before Nightfall’ performance series, a new collaboration between the group and Thomas Meadowcroft (Berlin/Australia), commissioned by the Inland Series. This work, titled “Our Ancestors went on those TV shows to learn how to cook and find love…” will form around the notion of synthesising the music, culture and thought South East Asian, Western, and experimental music practices. Featuring instrumentalists Speak Percussion’s Eugene Ughetti and Kaylie Melville, Gamelan DanAnda’s Jeremy Dullard, and Inland’s Alexander Garsden, alongside the composer.