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Monthly Archives: October 2014

CIRCUIT- Regional Tour

CIRCUIT is coming to regional Victoria with performances happening in Bendigo and Castlemaine. Speak Percussion will also be working with local schools, exploring music, technology and what happens when these elements meet. In CIRCUIT, Speak Percussion creates a surreal musical world in which the central instruments are re-purposed machines, electronic objects and antiquated technology. Reel-to-reel […]

Distant Drums

Speak’s debut performance in Hong Kong Speak’s Hong Kong debut is presented by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. Performing solos and duos, including Lucier’s mesmerising Distant Drums, Hauser’s classic work for four cymbals and Ughetti/Schack-Arnott’s new work for gaming controllers and percussion. Time & Venue Presented by the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble 8pm 24 October 2014 […]

CIRCUIT – European Tour

Speak takes it’s electro-acoustic project to Eastern Europe & Scandinavia In CIRCUIT, Speak Percussion creates a surreal musical world in which the central instruments are re-purposed machines, electronic objects and antiquated technology. Reel-to-reel tape machines, fluorescent lights and sampler keyboards are used alongside a gamut of percussion instruments. CIRCUIT features several recently commissioned works by […]

Fluorophore Residency

 Two new percussion quartets developed with leading Danish composers Speak has been supported by the Danish Arts Council’s DIVA Residency to undertake a 2 week residency in Copenhagen, hosted by Klang Festival. This will see Speak working with two leading Danish composers, Juliaana Hodkinson and Simon Løffler, who are both writing new percussion quartets that […]

Pianos Plus Percussion

Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion is one of his most exhilarating masterworks. In this collaboration between Melbourne based Speak Percussion and Adelaide based Soundstream Collective, homage is explored as a form of memory. Bartok and Tristram Cary pay tribute to J.S. Bach through their transcriptions of his music, while Paul Grabowsky and James […]

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