Speak Percussion is featured across multiple ambitious projects in this year’s Adelaide Festival
Speak Percussion will play a central role in TECTONICS as part of the Adelaide Festival curated and conducted by Ilan Volkov. This marathon event showcases formidable composers and legendary musicians crossing the boundary between experimental and contemporary classical music.
World Premieres by Matthew Shlomowitz, James Rushford and Oren Ambarchi as well as works by Scelsi, a collaboration with Robbie Avenaim, and guest appearances with ELISION and John Zorn, and Sounstream.
Sun 9 Mar 2.30pm – 7pm
Speak Percussion w. the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Matthew Shlomowitz Listening Styles (world premiere) for Orchestra with Drum Kit.
Eugene Ughetti, Soloist
Oren Ambarchi - New Work (world premiere)
Speak Percussion, Ensemble and Oren Ambarchi Soloist.
Mon 10 Mar, 2.30pm – 11pm
Speak Percussion chamber works
Giacinto ScelsI Riti : I funerali d’Achille for Percussion Quartet
James Rushford Whorl Would Equal Reaches* (world premiere) for Percussion Sextet with Electronics
*commissioned generously by Lyn and Tim Edwards
Performers: Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director), Matthias Schack-Arnott (Artistic Associate), Leah Scholes, Louise Devonish
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New work exploring the microphone as sonic object
New media artist Robin Fox collaborates with Speak’s Artistic Director, Eugene Ughetti, on a major new electro-acoustic spatialised performance work. TRANSDUCER places the microphone at the centre of the creative investigation and redefines its function and potential as an expressive musical object. Kinetic sculptures and unorthodox modes of transduction form the musical material of this virtuosic and conceptual Australian work. Presented alongside Karlheinz Stockhausen’s seminal work, MIKROPHONIE I, TRANSDUCER repurposes microphone technology to tease out the inextricable fundamentals of creating, reproducing and manipulating electronic and acoustic signal.
Time & Venue
Presented at the Australian Performing Arts Market
2.30pm Friday 21 Febuary 2014
Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium
Presented by Totally Huge New Music Festival
8pm Saturday 10th August 2013
Hackett Hall Gallery, Western Australian Museum
James Street, Perth WA
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mikrophonie I (1964)
Robin Fox & Eugene Ughetti: Transducer (2013) World Premiere
Composition & Concept: Robin Fox & Eugene Ughetti
Performers: Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director), Matthias Schack-Arnott (Artistic Associate), Leah Scholes & Louise Devenish
Spatialisation & Sound Processing: Robin Fox
Sound Designer: Byron Scullin
Video from the creative development…