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In Development: Polar Force

An immersive live performance combining custom built ice instruments with Antarctic field recordings, set within a chilled inflatable performance space. Polar Force is an investigation of extreme wind and temperature through hyper-realistic art. This visceral and multi-sensorial work immerses the audience within an overwhelming sound world and performance environment. Presented within a chilled and gusty […]

Before Nightfall #5

For the fifth instalment of Speak’s Before Nightfall series we’re excited to be working with one of our favourite Australian musicians, vocalist Carolyn Connors. Before Nightfall is a series of new artistic encounters between Speak Percussion and invited guest artists. Each encounter will: 1. Occur across the course of a single day. 2. Culminate in […]

Before Nightfall #6

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy For the sixth installment of Speak’s Before Nightfall series we’re working with legendary experimental drummer, Robbie Avenaim. Before Nightfall is a series of artistic encounters between Speak and guest artists, with each encounter occurring across the course of a single day. Starting in the morning, Speak and the guest artist […]

An Elemental Thing

  Eugene Ughetti performs the world premiere of Liza Lim’s ‘An Elemental Thing’ (2017) for solo woodblock at Brisbane’s Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium and Sydney Conservatorium’s Best Practice in Artistic Research in Music Symposium. In the work, the humble woodblock comes alive as an expressive object that evokes language and shifting natural forces. Date & Venue 23-25 September […]


For Speak Percussion 2017 was a year of extremes of scale, from Liza Lim’s new work for solo woodblock, An Elemental Thing, to performing Eugene Ughetti’s work for 12 spatialised bell players Bell Curve and remounting Michael Pisaro’s A wave and waves for 100 percussionists at Perth’s Totally Huge New Music Festival. Highlights include kicking […]

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