SIZZLE and THE LEBS – Arts Monday
SIZZLE 2018 presents art music to pop music and everything in between featuring the virtuosic musicians from Ensemble Offspring who are champions of adventurous new music. Based in Sydney, these acclaimed eclectic musicians present music from seminal chamber work to free improvisation, alongside the creation of striking interdisciplinary productions which embrace open-minded music making of all forms. Ensemble Offspring is committed to exploring new ways of making music, engaging audiences and pushing the boundaries of what music can be. This year’s SIZZLE event features a core-lineup of Sydney’s most well-regarded musicians- Artistic Director, Claire Edwardes (percussion); Jason Noble (clarinet); Lamorna Nightingale (flute); Blair Harris (cello); Veronique Serret (violin); Bree van Reyk (drum kit & percussion); and Zubin Kanga (piano). As well as two driving forces in Sydney’s music scene -Satsuki Odamura’s Koto Ensemble and Alice Chance with her new work, The Audience Choir, where the line between audience member and performer is not just blurred but erased completely. Also performing at SIZZLE this year is Elizabeth Jigalin with Sound Parcels; Georgina Oakes, Hatched Academy Associate Artist (clarinet); James Wannan (viola); Brodie McAllister (trombone); and Sonya Lifschitz (keyboard).
Clarinettist, Jason Noble, is my guest today.
Ensemble Offspring SIZZLE
Sunday 29 April 2018 at 3.00PM
Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St, Petersham
More Info: ensembleoffspring.com
‘THE LEBS’ is a confronting new novel from award winning Arab-Australian writer, Michael Mohammed Ahmad. THE LEBS is based on Mohammed’s own experiences as a young Arab-Australian Muslim from Western Sydney who attended the notorious Punchbowl Boys High School, the primary setting of the novel. Mohammed is the founder and director of Sweatshop, a literacy movement in Western Sydney to empower culturally and linguistically diverse artists through creative writing. Mohammed’s essays and short stories have appeared in numerous publications and for his debut novel, The Tribe, he received the Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist of the Year Award.
Author, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, is my guest today.
THE LEBS by Michael Mohammed Ahmad is published by Hachette Australia.
I look forward to your company 10.30am-midday