Track-by-Track: Aviva Endean’s “Moths & Stars”

The world that unfolds on Aviva Endean’s tremendous Moths & Stars feels expansive and deeply rooted within a vulnerable space. Visceral stretches permeate every layer of the album while its breadth grows with each track’s forward progression. Electronics spin pensive drones into aural memories spreading through our inner thoughts, encased in the glow of vibrating strings and roaming voice shadows. Endean’s clarinet passages are the high point … Continue reading Track-by-Track: Aviva Endean’s “Moths & Stars”

Video Premiere: Aviva Endean “Nightwork”

Australian composer and clarinetist Aviva Endean creates rich worlds revealed in slow motion. On “Nightwork,” from her forthcoming Room 40 album, Moths & Stars, Endean’s voice is a moving silhouette wrapped around the ghostly arrangements of opaque woodwinds. Each step is a careful push forward into the glowing sonic clouds. “Nightwork” is beautiful but daunting. Endean’s cauldron of aural textures never stops moving, though, and the … Continue reading Video Premiere: Aviva Endean “Nightwork”

Video Premiere: Senyawa + Lawrence English/Aviva Endean/Peter Knight/Helen Svoboda/Joe Talia “Mangsa dan Penguasa”

This is an absolute dream team. During the height of lockdown in 2021, separated by seas and universes, “Mangsa dan Penguasa” is a wonder of sonic expression and timeless ritual. Sacred sounds from another dimension collide with airs of familiarity to create something new that swims in a sea of mystics. A matrix of ethereal voices smooths the harsh edges, piercing through the veil like … Continue reading Video Premiere: Senyawa + Lawrence English/Aviva Endean/Peter Knight/Helen Svoboda/Joe Talia “Mangsa dan Penguasa”