Monthly Archives: April 2015
5 new works by Australia’s next generation of composers The premiere performance of 5 new works, developed by leading young composers during the 2012 Emerging Artist Program. These works are the culmination of an intensive collaboration between Speak Percussion, guest composition lecturer Thomas Meadowcroft and 10 Emerging artists selected from around Australia. Program Chris Williams (NSW) Il […]
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 almost beyond description”. Elements of Inuit culture and Arctic spaces shape the rhythmic layers of the piece, creating a slowly […]
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 […]
Large-scale kinetic percussion solo Matthias Schack-Arnott performs Fluvial, a solo work for a large-scale kinetic percussion instrument. A horizon of quivering metals, glass and stone are used to create a work of shimmering textural extremes. ‘As thought provoking as it is beautiful’ (Realtime/Matthew Lorenzon), Fluvial draws its inspiration from tidal movement, currents, transformation and ritual. Informed […]
For a limited time only, every dollar donated to Speak Percussion will be doubled by Creative Partnerships Australia. This special program, Speak NOW, will only last till 30 May 2015! Donate now and double your impact on Speak Percussion. All money raised will go directly to the art – new compositions, projects and performances!