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 Jigalin – Your Ears are Appreciated – outdoor interactive instrument building workshop & performance * presented in association with Reverse Garbage (World Premiere)
Aviva Endean – Ping Pong Pop – a game piece for spinning contrabass clarinet and ping pong balls (World Premiere)

PART 2 – SIRENS BIG BAND + ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING 

Ellen Kirkwood – Wonder and Malignance/Rising Tide/Arrived (World Premiere) 25’

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

Holly Harrison – Vibe Rant (2017) for flute/piccolo, bass clarinet, vibraphone 6′
Pauline Oliveros – Wind Horse (1989) for percussion, clarinet, flute 5′
Bree van Reyk – Light for the first time (2017) for keyboard, flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin (World Premiere) 9′
Ivana Radovanovic – October Morning (2015) for electric violin 7′
Sarah Kirkland-Snider – Pale as Centuries (2011) for keyboard, flute, vibraphone, double bass, clarinet 6′

Performers

Aviva Endean (contrabass clarinet/installation performance)
Sirens Big Band
Elizabeth Jigalin (composer & workshop facilitator)
Kieran Welch (Hatched Academy Musician)
Luke Carbon (Hatched Academy Musician)
Jasmin Leung (Hatched Academy Musician)
Ciaran Frame (Hatched Academy Musician)
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.