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Before Nightfall #7

For the seventh instalment of Speak’s Before Nightfall we’re excited to be working with flautist and cultural leader Claire Chase (USA). 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 a performance and […]

Atlas of the Sky

Atlas of the Sky is a new work of dramatic and ritualistic power by award-winning and internationally acclaimed Australian composer Liza Lim. It combines driving rhythms with swarming percussion and vocal sounds from a ‘crowd’ of performers. Featuring Speak Percussion’s virtuosic instrumentalism and Jessica Aszodi’s vast palette of vocal colour, Atlas of the Sky tells […]

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 […]

Speak at THNMF (Perth)

Speak Percussion returns to Perth’s Totally Huge New Music Festival to perform our audio-visual program Fluorophone and Michaela Pisaro’s epic work for 100 percussionists, A wave and waves. 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 […]

Before Nightfall #4

  For the fourth instalment of Speak’s Before Nightfall we’re excited to be working with esteemed percussion soloist Steven Schick (USA). 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 a performance and […]

Assembly Operation

Three percussionists dutifully form an assembly line to extract music from everyday objects. Drawing on the visual, sonic and conceptual qualities of the one Yuan note, using paper, packaging, electronic toys and traditional objects, Speak Percussion delivers a loaded sonic odyssey. In this major new collaboration between Eugene Ughetti, performance maker Clare Britton and visual […]

Pateras Percussion Portrait

  After a long and successful relationship with Anthony Pateras, Speak Percussion and Clocked Out Productions present a portrait of his extensive body of works for percussion, including two new pieces commissioned especially for this concert. Mutant Theatre Act III is the latest instalment in an ongoing collaboration between Pateras and Tomlinson (the first act […]

American Masters

The depth and diversity of 20th Century American music composition is staggering and its contribution to the genre of the percussion ensemble is second to none. From the conceptual and political West coast schools to the modernist and minimalist works of the East coast. Experience in this single concert program master percussion works from all […]

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