12-13 August, Friday & Saturday, 8pm
JOLTED 342 High St Northcote
THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY:
Aviva Endean- clarinets / spinning speakers
Megan Hunter with Nat Grant- noise, percussion & video
Teagan Connor- spoken word
MEGAN HUNTER with NAT GRANT
Megan Hunter has been developing a body of new sonic and video works with the support of her mentor, sound artist and producer Nat Grant. For this concert NDIS artist Megan Hunter will perform some of those works solo and some of them with Nat Grant. Hunter’s sound has been informed by her exploration of bass and noisy sounds within The Amplified Elephants – a sound art ensemble that Hunter has been performing with for over 10 years.
Nat Grant’s varied sonic worlds include drum kit, percussion electronics and installation practices from a range of genres.
Connor will read her latest short story The Colours of Autumn published through JOLT Arts. The story tells of a girl who lives in a world where everyone wears eye masks (not to be confused with with wearing masks for COVID FYI). The story was written before COVID – but lockdowns gave the artist time to refine the story and create manga style drawings that are shown with her reading.
Connor is a long standing member of pioneering NDIS sector ensemble The Amplified Elephants, and also performs with Echo Collective and studies visual at Footscray Community Arts.
Aviva Endean is an artist dedicated to fostering a deep engagement with sound and music, with the hope that attentive listening can connect people with each other and their environment. Trained as a clarinet player, she works as a composer, improviser, performance-maker and interdisciplinary collaborator on her own projects as well as with companies such as the Australian Art Orchestra, Chunky Move, Punctum and Chamber Made. Her debut solo album ‘cinder : ember : ashes’ featuring improvisations and original compositions for solo wind instruments, was released on Norwegian label SOFA (2018) to critical acclaim, with reviews highlighting her innovation and virtuosity, and describing the work as ‘captivating, sophisticated, stunning, miraculous’ and ‘trance-inducing’. Her upcoming album ‘Moths & Stars’ (due to be released on Room40 later this year) takes her work into an electro-acoustic world, interweaving her explorative instrumental sound with gleaned and collaged sound sources and live effects processing.
This is the second concert in The Undiscovered Country series. The series promotes avant-garde artists with a focus on artists emerging thought the NDIS system. The series combines NDIS artists with their mentors and other artists, and adheres to JOLT Arts’ inclusive agenda.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.