Aviva Endean

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.

She works as a composer, clarinettist, improviser, and performance-maker, and creates unusual, spatially engaged, and participatory contexts for listening.

Recent works include creating the sound score for ‘Token Armies’ by Chunky Move (winner of a Greenroom award for best sound for dance 2020), releasing her debut solo album ‘cinder : ember : ashes’ (which became a finalist for the Melbourne Prize for music 2019) and working as Associate Artist with The Australian Art Orchestra as the inaugural recipient of the Pathfinders Music Leadership position.

Fast Five with Aviva Endean

What feels alive about your practice right now?
Expanding awareness and reimagining the future

Are there any particular sounds you’ve been noticing in lockdown?
I moved house at the start of lockdown and am still getting used to the surprising acoustics of my house which can make things far away seem deceptively close.

How have you been experiencing time in recent months?
Warped time. Weeks feel only days long. 

Can you evoke the concept for your Hi-Viz event in a few words?
Exploring the strange intimacy we have with our mobile phones through sound and touch. 

What’s one thing you do to keep stimulated and engaged as an artist?
Talking to other artists about their work.

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