THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY: HUNTER + CONNOR + GRANT + ENDEAN + GORFINKEL /// 12-13 AUGUST
New works from Megan Hunter and Nat Grant, followed by spoken word from Teagan Connor and legendary clarinet action from Aviva Endean performing with Dale Gorfinkel on handmade percussion instruments
About this event
MEGAN HUNTER with NAT GRANT - NOISE, PERCUSSION & VIDEO
TEAGAN CONNOR - SPOKEN WORD / SHORT STORY
AVIVA ENDEAN with DALE GORFINKEL - CLARINETS & HANDMADE PERCUSSION
12-13 August, Friday & Saturday, 8pm
JOLTED 342 High St Northcote
MEGAN HUNTER with NAT GRANT
Megan Hunter has been developing a body of new sonic and video works with the support of her mentor, sound artist and producer Nat Grant. For this concert NDIS artist Megan Hunter will perform some of those works solo and some of them with Nat Grant. Hunter's sound has been informed by her exploration of bass and noisy sounds within The Amplified Elephants - a sound art ensemble that Hunter has been performing with for over 10 years.
Nat Grant's varied sonic worlds include drum kit, percussion electronics and installation practices from a range of genres.
Connor will read her latest short story The Colours of Autumn published through JOLT Arts. The story tells of a girl who lives in a world where everyone wears eye masks (not to be confused with with wearing masks for COVID FYI). The story was written before COVID - but lockdowns gave the artist time to refine the story and create manga style drawings that are shown with her reading.
Connor is a long standing member of pioneering NDIS sector ensemble The Amplified Elephants, and also performs with Echo Collective and studies visual at Footscray Community Arts.
AVIVA ENDEAN with DALE GORFINKEL
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. Trained as a clarinet player, she works as a composer, improviser, performance-maker and interdisciplinary collaborator on her own projects as well as with companies such as the Australian Art Orchestra, Chunky Move, Punctum and Chamber Made. Her debut solo album ‘cinder : ember : ashes’ featuring improvisations and original compositions for solo wind instruments, was released on Norwegian label SOFA (2018) to critical acclaim, with reviews highlighting her innovation and virtuosity, and describing the work as ‘captivating, sophisticated, stunning, miraculous’ and ‘trance-inducing’. Her upcoming album ‘Moths & Stars’ (due to be released on Room40 later this year) takes her work into an electro-acoustic world, interweaving her explorative instrumental sound with gleaned and collaged sound sources and live effects processing.
Dale Gorfinkel is a musician, artist and facilitator whose stylefree improvisational approach informs his multi-instrumental performances, instrument-building, kinetic sound installations, videos and animations. Dale’s work aims to reflect an awareness of the dynamic nature of culture and the value of listening as a mode of knowing people and places. He is interested in finding fresh ways of presenting and making music, bringing creative communities together and shifting perceived boundaries of scenes and artforms.
Dale has presented installations and performances throughout Australia and internationally. Amongst numerous creative collaborations, his current projects include Prophets, Sounds Like Movement, Snacks and Music Yared. He is a lead facilitator for Art Day South, an inclusive arts studio with Arts Access Victoria and has recently taught Instrument Building for Artists at RMIT. In 2014 he was awarded an Emerging Artist Creative Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.
This is the second concert in The Undiscovered Country series. The series promotes avant-garde artists with a focus on artists emerging thought the NDIS system. The series combines NDIS artists with their mentors and other artists, and adheres to JOLT Arts’ inclusive agenda.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.