Aviva Endean

Aviva Endean is a sound artist, clarinetist, improviser, curator, and collaborator on interdisciplinary projects. Her practice is dedicated to fostering a deep engagement with (and care for) sound and music, with the hope that attentive listening can connect people with each other and their environment.

As a performance maker, Aviva curates new experiences with sound by creating unusual, spatially engaged, and participatory contexts for listening. Her work has been shown at Dark MOFO, MONA FOMA, Darwin Festival, BIFEM, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and Liquid Architecture. Recent works include creating the sound score for Token Armies by Chunky Move (winner of a Greenroom award for best sound for dance 2020), releasing her debut solo album cinder : ember : ashes (which became a finalist for the Melbourne Prize for music 2019), creating Sonic Labyrinth an interactive sonic journey at Castlemaine State festival and Melbourne Fringe (nominated for a Greenroom award for best experimental sound work) and working as Associate Artist with The Australian Art Orchestra as the inaugural recipient of the Pathfinders Music Leadership position.

Aviva is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Freedman Fellowship, The APRA/AMCOS Art Music Fund, and the Peggy Glaville Hicks composers residency.