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Sizzle Festival

Event

Sizzle Festival

  • Date: Sunday, 18 April 2021, 3pm
  • Venue: The Great Club — 160-164 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Sizzle has been smashing stereotypes for more than a decade, taking art music out of the concert hall and setting it loose at the local bowlo. After a brief hiatus in 2020 – everyone’s had a lot on, right? – we’re back to the inner west of Sydney, but as usual we’re mixing things up.

This time around our signature blend of musical virtuosity and artistic irreverence will be served up at Marrickville’s newest venue, The Great Club, in an extended festival format. Strap in for an anarchic afternoon of art music-meets-indie-meets-pop-meets-family show. Featuring knockout sets by Ensemble Offspring and guest narrator Katia Molino (of Secret Noise fame), double bass sensation Will Hansen (20/21 Hatched Academy Associate Artist) and a brand new surround sound instrumental work from Megan Alice Clune that will dazzle the senses, our 2021 Sizzle Festival is turning up the heat.

Program

SET 1
Solly FrankHuman Music (sextet + narrator) (2019) WP 15′
Ned McGowanAnnabel (quintet + narrator) (2004, arranged 2020) WP 7′
Rory KnottThe Lyre (double bass solo) (2019) 12′
Robert DavidsonBond over Triads (double bass, percussion, clarinet, flute) (2020) WP 7’30

SET 2
Hani Abdile & Jason NobleThe Rose (2021) 12′
Mindy Meng Wang & Claire EdwardesMother (2021) 12′
Jessica O’Donoghue/Alyx Dennison/Georgia Mooney 15′

SET 3
Improvisation (prepared piano, clarinet, viola, double bass) 10′
Megan Alice CluneA Body of Time (2021) WP 12′

Performers

Claire Edwardes (percussion)
James Wannan (violin)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Rowena Macneish (cello)
Will Hansen (double bass)
Katia Molino (narration)
Mindy Meng Wang (guzheng/voice)
Hani Abdile (voice)
Solly Frank (keyboard)
Robin Janus (sound)
Alyx Dennison (voice)
Jessica O’Donoghue (voice)
Georgia Mooney (voice)

 

Featured non-Australian music: Ned McGowan

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Bond over triads (trios: flute, clarinet, bassoon) (2017) by Robert Davidson
— performed by Ensemble Offspring
 A body of Time by Megan Alice Clune — World premiere
 Human Music by Solly Frank — World premiere
 Mother by Mindy Meng Wang & Claire Edwardes
 The Lyre by Rory Knott
 The Rose by Hani Abdile & Jason Noble

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