Speak Percussion


Brutalist Block Party


Assemble Papers and Open House Melbourne have programmed a month long program of talks, workshops, lunches, performances and social situtations called Brutalist Block Partythis May.

In celebration of Brutalism, Hotel Hotel has commissioned two new works. One for theeyes and one for the ears – a short film of Brutalist buildings, co-directed by Coco & Maximilian and U-P, and an accompanying piece by Eugene Ughetti for Speak Percussion. Together they work to observe and orchestrally arrange Brutalism.


6pm 20 May
122 Roseneath Street
Clifton Hill, VIC

This is a FREE event!


Composition: Eugene Ughetti

Performers: Eugene Ughetti, Matthias Schack-Arnott & Kaylie Melville



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Fluorophone creates a kaleidoscopic sound world in which the central instruments radiate, flicker, glow and burn. Analogue and digital fluorescent lights, the naked flame, strobe lights and custom-built LED discs are combined with percussion to create a program in which the music and lighting design are one and the same. Fluorophone moves between noise, theatrical music and virtuosic instrumentalism, in a synesthetic display of light and sound. Featuring specially commissioned works by a prominent team of leading composers.


Juliana Hodkinson (DEN/UK) - Lightness
Simon Løffler (DEN) - b & e
Damien Ricketson (AUS) - Rendition Clinic
Eugene Ughetti (AUS) - Pyrite Gland


Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director)
Matthias Schack-Arnott (Artistic Associate)
Louise Devenish

Nick Roux (Pyrite Gland)

Design & Construction:
Tom Burless (e)

Rowan Cochran – Prodigious Concepts

Richard Dinnen – Megafun

Michaela Coventry


Friday 23rd October 2015
LASALLE, Singapore

Thursday 29th October 2015

Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Kammer Klang Series, Cafe OTO, London, England

Thursday 12th November 2015
Musik Akademie Basel, Switzerland

Saturday 14th November 2015
Tage für Neue Musik Zürich (Contemporary Music Days of Zurich), Switzerland




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.


Presented by Sonica Festival
29 October 2015
Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Presented by LASALLE
23 October 2015
LASALLE, Singapore

Presented by MONA FOMA
7.30pm (TRANSDUCER) & 9.15pm (MIKROPHONIE I) 15 January 2015
PW1, Stage 2, MONA FOMA, Hobart

Presented by the Arts Centre Melbourne
7.30pm 1 & 2 August 2014
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



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



Sounds Unheard

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Sounds Unheard is a free music education program for gifted and talented Victorian secondary music students. Hosted by the internationally acclaimed Speak Percussion, this program offers unique opportunities for young musicians and composers from all areas of music making to expand their knowledge and creativity. Sounds Unheard will run throughout each year from 2015-2017, offering a range of music education opportunities that will develop students’ talents and inspire through innovative approaches to music making.


In 2015 Sounds Unheard will offer opportunities for participants to participate in a world premiere performance, meet and learn from professional musicians, and connect with like-minded young musicians from across Victoria. Participants are able to choose their activities, creating a tailor-made program that reflects their individual interests and talents.

Key activities in 2015 include:

Online masterclasses presented by the Sounds Unheard Experts

Backstage Passes. Students will go behind-the-scenes and gain an insight into professional life, meeting professional musicians and visiting some of Victoria’s premier performance venues.

Interactive blog used to connect with professional musicians and other Sounds Unheard participants to discuss, question and collaborate

School Holiday Intensive (28 September – 2 October)
Explore aspects of music making beyond the Victorian curriculum in this tailor-made program designed to extend students’ understanding of music.

Pisaro Performance (3 – 17 October)
Perform alongside professional Australian and international musicians in the world premiere of a major work by American composer Michael Pisaro.


Download the information pack here

Download the application form here

For the latest news from Sounds Unheard, visit www.soundsunheard.com


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