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Monthly Archives: July 2015


  Speak’s Artistic Associate, Matthias Schack-Arnott, has been commissioned by Melbourne’s newest festival, Supersense – Festival of the Ecstatic (Arts Centre Melbourne) to create a new solo. For Diplopia Schack-Arnott creates a unique gestural vocabulary through the use of tiny wireless lapel microphones attached to his wrists, amplifying the resonances of 34 chinese hand cymbals and […]

New Work for Supersense – Festival of the Ecstatic

  Matthias Schack-Arnott has been commissioned to create a new solo work for the inaugural Supersense Festival. Schack-Arnott, who’s work has been described as ‘beautiful’ (The Wire), ‘brilliant’ (Artshub) & ‘stunning’ (ABC), has developed a unique musical vocabulary using wireless lapel microphones attached directly to his wrists, allowing him to amplify rapid shifts in movement […]

Melbourne Festival – Call-out for musicians

We’re doing a call-out for musicians to be part of a Melbourne Festival project in October. The world premiere performance of A Wave and Waves for 100 musicians by Michael Pisaro (USA) to be performed at the Meat Markets. This is a beautiful work… Colossal percussive waves are created by layers of imperceptibly soft sounds […]

Sounds Unheard

www.soundsunheard.com Sounds Unheard is a free music education program for secondary music students, hosted by the internationally acclaimed Speak Percussion. Open to all instrumentalists and composers, this free program introduces creative approaches to music making, encourages critical thinking, and connects students with some of the most inventive and adventurous artists in Australia and beyond. Participants choose from a range of […]

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