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 activities to create a tailor-made program, reflecting their individual interests and talents. Sounds Unheard will run from 2015-2017, offering a range of unique opportunities that will develop student’s creativity and inspire through innovation.
Key activities in 2016 include:
Sounds Unheard Artist Program (November 29-December 3)
Experience professional music-making, explore contemporary and experimental music practice, and present a public performance. In 2016 Sounds Unheard Members are invited to take part in the world premiere of Bell Curve, an immersive and intimate performance work for twelve independent musicians featuring the Federation Handbells.
School Holiday Intensive (July 4-8)
Sounds Unheard Members will workshop Bell Curve, a new work by Eugene Ughetti, ahead of a public performance in late 2016. Through an exploration of complex networked temporal relationships, a massed sound event unfolds across the performance space, a world revealed between the attacks and beating patterns of tuned bell resonance. New wireless technology will enable a mass of performers to perform precisely across vast spaces in one complex spatial composition.
Sounds Unheard Internships
Participate in the creative development of new Speak Percussion projects as a Sounds Unheard Artist Intern, or develop your interviewing skills as a Sounds Unheard Reporter with radio broadcast training at PBS FM.
Go behind-the-scenes at Speak Percussion rehearsals and performances. Participants will be among the first to see new Speak projects, gain insight into the work of professional musicians, and visit some of Australia’s premier performance venues.
Presented by the Sounds Unheard Experts, including composers Liza Lim and Johannes Kreidler, sound artist Gail Priest, performance-maker Tamara Saulwick and the Australian Art Orchestra’s Artistic Director Peter Knight.
Signing up for Sounds Unheard is easier than ever, with our new online application form at www.soundsunheard.com/join.
For further information and all the latest on upcoming Sounds Unheard activities, visit www.soundsunheard.com today.
Sounds Unheard is supported by the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program. The Federation Handbells are managed by Museum Victoria on behalf of Creative Victoria.