In The Half Light : Aviva Endean, immersive clarinets
- Date: Friday, 12 September 2014 to Sunday, 14 September 2014, 8pm
- Venue: Norla Dome — Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $15 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0393 265 424
For the final event in a trilogy of solo instrumental concerts as part of the 2014 Astra season, clarinettist Aviva Endean will present a show created especially for the unique architecture and acoustics of the Dome Gallery at the Mission to Seafarers building. In the Half Light invites the audience into an immersive listening space, combining contemporary clarinet repertoire and original compositions with an exquisite use of light, shadow play, and silhouette.
Aviva Endean has worked in collaboration with theatre and lighting designers Danny Pettingill and Romanie Harper to create an intimate, dream-like setting in which to experience this exploratory and ethereal music. With works by some of the great composers of the late 20th century, In The Half Light presents music that engages with the substance and power of sound and carries the audience through an exploration of how sound can sculpt space. In a piece for clarinet and sine wave oscillator, poet of acoustic phenomena Alvin Lucier causes ripples of sound to spin around the space. Spectralist composer Gerard Grisey meditates on the harmonics of the contrabass clarinet in a tribute to Claude Vivier. And Italian masters of illusion, Salvatore Sciarrino and Claudio Ambrosini, evoke other worlds with their sensitive use of the fragile, hidden sounds of the clarinet. The Norla Dome is a stunning feature of the historic Mission to Seafarers building on Flinders Street - originally built as a gymnasium for sailors docked in Melbourne. The unique acoustic and architecture of the dome provides the perfect setting for this immersive work in which sound and space are in constant dialogue
In the half light is financially supported by Arts Victoria and and The Faculty of VCA and MCM at The University of Melbourne and JUMP Mentoring grants (Australia Council)
Aviva Endean - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass clarinet, Danny Pettingill - Lighting design, Romanie Harper - Set Design
Featured non-Australian music: Salvatore Sciarrino - Let me die before I wake, Gerard Grisey - Nout, Alvin Lucier - Still and moving lines of silence in families of hyperbolas, Claudio Ambrosini - Capriccio: detto 'l'ermafrodita'
Featured Australian Works
|For Viv by Aviva Endean — World premiere|
|In the half light by Aviva Endean — World premiere|
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