Introducing, Aviva Endean: clarinets.
Aviva Endean is a Melbourne-based clarinettist and bass clarinettist whose performance practice spans a wide variety of musical styles and performance contexts including experimental and improvised music, chamber music, inter-arts collaborations, gypsy, and klezmer music.
A passionate exponent of new and unusual repertoire, Aviva has performed with some of Australia’s leading new music organisations, including Chamber Made Opera, Arcko Symphonic Project, Golden Fur, Aria Co, Team of Pianists, The New Music Network, Aphids, Astra Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Australia, and performed for festivals including Metropolis Festival, BIFEM, Tokyo Experimental Festival and The Melbourne Festival. From 2009-12 she co-directed Quiver, a new music ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and obscure contemporary art music, who directed carefully curated events intertwining contemporary music, improvisation and installation in unique listening events. Aviva has been a unique voice in Melbourne’s pioneer Gypsy-death-core band The Barons of Tang, who have been touring major festivals in Australia, NZ, Europe, Canada and the USA. She also writes for Mamushka, a five piece instrumental group who recorded their debut album Hamsa in 2011.
I first met Aviva during the sessions for Adam Rudegeair’s Bayou Tapestry album, on which she played some amazing contrabass clarinet parts. It’s such a pleasure playing alongside someone of such talent and gracious musicality. She’s also played In C with Bang On A Can, so it’s a real treat to have Aviva for our version of In C.
Tickets available here: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/glasfrosch-friends-play-in-c/