Kroumata Drums

Speak Percussion teams up with the iconic Swedish percussion group Kroumata and the Australian National Academy of Music on a program of large scale works for percussion. Featuring the world premiere of a new double percussion quartet by Bent Sørensen (Denmark), alongside two Australian percussion twelvetets, Anthony Pateras’ ‘Flesh & Ghost’, a stunning work exploring massed polyphony, and Liza Lim’s haunting ‘City of Falling Angels’. Also on the program, the first Australian performance of Sandstrom’s ‘Drums’ and the grandfather of modern percussion writing, Edgar Varese’s ‘Ionisation’.

Time & Venue 

7pm 19 September 2014

South Melbourne Town Hall
210 Bank St
South Melbourne VIC


Varèse Ionisation
 City of Falling Angels
 Silence (World Premiere)
 Flesh and Ghost


Speak Percussion
Percussionists of the Australian National Academy of Music


Full $55.00
Seniors $40.00
Concession $30.00

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Salihara Festival (Indonesia)

Speak takes CIRCUIT to Indonesia

Salihara cropped

Following recent performances across Victoria and Taiwan, CIRCUIT is heading to Indonesia. The Salihara Festival presents international acts such as Ensemble Modern (Germany) and Compagnie Olivier Dubois (France) alongside leading Indonesian artists.

CIRCUIT features electro-acoustic works by some of Speak’s closest collaborators. A bold and uncompromising program using fluorescent lights, reel-to-reel tape machines, samplers keyboards, effects pedals and a barrage of percussion.

Time & Venue

8pm Thursday, September 25
Galeri Salihara
Jalan Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta


Thomas Meadowcroft (AUS/DE) – Cradles for 2 reel-to-reel tape machines,  keyboard & playback devices

Anthony Pateras (AUS/DE) – Hypnagogics for crotales, mirco sounds & tape

Matthew Shlomowitz (AUS/UK) – Popular Contexts Volume 6 for drumkit, vibraphone and sample keyboard

Simon Løffler (Denmark) – for fluorescent lights, effects pedals & a loose jack cable


Eugene Ughetti - Artistic Director, Percussion

Matthias Schack-Arnott - Artistic Associate, Percussion

Kaylie Melville - Percussion

Travis Hodgson - Lighting Designer



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 by the Arts Centre Melbourne

7.30pm Friday 1 August
Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl - Linlithgow Ave 

7.30pm Saturday 2 August
Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl - Linlithgow Ave


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), Jennifer Torrence & Louise Devenish
Spatialisation & Sound Processing: Robin Fox
Sound Designer: Byron Scullin


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 Video from premiere performance




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