Speak Percussion


Brutti ma Buoni


‘Brutti ma Buoni’ is a commissioned work by Hotel Hotel which seeks to build knowledge and appreciation of Brutalist architecture in Canberra. The work consists of two parts – a short film of Brutalist buildings, co-directed by Coco & Maximilian and U-P; and an accompanying score by Speak Percussion that interprets them aurally. Together they observe and orchestrally arrange Brutalism.  The screening and performance work together to create a different experience of Brutalism – one that doesn’t ask us what we think, but rather, one that asks us to feel and question Brutalist architecture with our senses.

This is the first screening and performance of ‘Brutti ma Buoni’ in Canberra – Australia’s home of Brutalism. Monster kitchen and bar will be serving up Brutalist influenced drinks before and after the performance.

After the screening, Australian composer and sound designer Tilman Robinson will play a vinyl set with 20th century art music, modern minimalism and experimental music that reflects on the stark and modular nature of the brutalist-style

Image of National Gallery of Australia – film still shot by Coco & Maximilian

Time & Venue

6.30pm, 2 June 2017
Nishi Gallery, Canberra


Composer - Eugene Ughetti

Video – Coco & Maximilian and U-P

Performers – Eugene Ughetti, Matthias Schack-Arnott & Anna Camara

Sound Engineering & DJ Set – Tilman Robinson


This is a FREE event! Bookings essential through the Eventbrite link.


Listen to a recording of the work here!



A program of works that explore light sources as musical instruments


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

Upcoming Performances

Presented by City Recital Hall (Sydney) for it’s Unashamedly Original Festival

22 & 23 July 2017
City Recital Hall, Sydney


Riverway Arts Centre (14 & 15 March 2017):

Adult $45; Concession $40; School St./Child $25. Click here too book.

City Recital Hall (22 & 23 July 2017):

Two-day festival pass $80 (for events on both Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July)
Single tickets $25 (on sale April 2017)


Eugene Ughetti (Director)
Louise Devenish
Kaylie Melville

Guest artists:
Nozomi Omote (in Brisbane)
Ian Brunskill (in Townsville)

Nick Roux (Pyrite Gland)

Design & Construction:
Tom Burless (e)

Rowan Cochran – Prodigious Concepts

Nick Roux

Sound engineer:

Tilman Robinson

Michaela Coventry


14-15 March 2017
Riverway Arts Centre
Thuringowa Central, QLD

23 – 25 November 2016
The Substation, Newport

Thursday 20 October 2016
SIPFest, Komunitas Salihara
Jakarta, Indonesia

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





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