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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Automation

A large-scale project exploring automated percussion. Intimate performance installations and a collaborative community performance are presented free followed by the performance of a new massed automated percussion work by Artistic Director Eugene Ughetti. Robotic bass drums, prepared turntables and radio-controlled robotic-tappers will take the stage in this rare juxtaposition of diverse automated percussion languages Artists […]

Emerging Artist Program

National program for the next generation of percussionists and composers Monday 23 April – Thursday 3 May 2012 Monday 24 September – Saturday 29 September 2012 The 2012 Speak Emerging Artists Program will provide the opportunity for 12 Australian emerging percussionists, aged between 18-28, to join forces in presenting two major projects alongside Speak Percussion. […]

Inuksuit

 For 9-99 percussionists.                                         Inuksuit for 9-99 percussionists is a 21st Century American masterwork for percussion. This 80-minute masterwork was described by New York author and music critic Alex Ross as “…a sonic and scenic glory […]

Music by Steve Reich

Speak works with Reich on two of his iconic percussion works. 8pm Monday 30 April 2012 Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre Metropolis New Music Festival, presented by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Recital Centre. We will be performing Part 1 of the iconic minimalist work Drumming, which explores rhythmic phasing in hypnotic afro-inspired […]

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