Sizzle

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Sizzle is contemporary classical music at the local bowlo. Now in it’s seventh year, Sizzle has become a fixture in the Inner West arts calendar.

With the usual mix of art-meets-popular culture-meets-family fun, this year promises an all female composer line-up; special guest artists and jazz super-collective, Sirens Big Band; an interactive music installation for contrabass clarinet and ping pong balls by Melbourne-based Aviva Endean; and an eco-friendly instrument-building workshop with a twist for all ages by Liz Jigalin. Add a dash of chaos for good measure! It’s free and family-friendly as usual.

Photo credit (above): Richard Hedger

Performances

23 APRIL, 3:00-5:30pm Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney

Program

PART 1 – INTERACTIVE GARDENS 
Elizabeth JigalinYour Ears are Appreciated WP [outdoor interactive instrument building workshop & performance] * presented in association with Reverse Garbage
Aviva EndeanPing Pong Pop WP [a game piece for spinning contrabass clarinet and ping pong balls] (downstairs on rotation during MainStage performance breaks)

PART 2 – SIRENS BIG BAND + ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING 

Ellen Kirkwood – Wonder and Malignance/Rising Tide/Arrived WP 25’

PART 3 – ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING & VERONIQUE SERRET (6 String Electric Violin) 

Holly HarrisonVibe Rant 6′ (flute/piccolo, bass clarinet, vibraphone)
Pauline OliverosWind Horse 5’ (percussion, clarinet, flute)
Bree van ReykLight for the first time WP 9′ (keyboard, flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin)
Ivana RadovanovicOctober Morning 7’ (electric violin solo)
Sarah Kirkland-SniderPale as Centuries 6’ (keyboard, flute, vibraphone, double bass, clarinet)

Performers

Aviva Endean (contrabass clarinet/installation performance)
Sirens Big Band
Elizabeth Jigalin (composer & workshop facilitator)
Hatched Academy Musicians – Kieran Welch, Luke Carbon, Jasmin Leung and Ciaran Frame
Veronique Serret (6 string electric violin)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (keyboard)
Jessica Dunn (double bass)
Ellen Kirkwood (trumpet)

Sizzle 2017 Highlights

Media and Acclaim

“The concert finishes after a couple of hours and yet its ending seems untimely. Sizzle can bask in the pride that it can hold a 2 and a half- hour new music concert that can keep children and adults alike open and engaged with what they are hearing.”

Amina Salihbegovic – Attendee

“By taking art music and placing it in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Ensemble Offspring were able to break the conventions of modern musical performance and produce a fully inclusive experience for all.”

Oliver Beard – Attendee

“I went into Sizzle unsure of what to expect. What took me by surprise and ultimately made it such an enjoyable event was that it was not a passive listening concert.”

Nathan Wu – Attendee

Partners

This project was supported by funding from Inner West Council.