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Category Archives: Emerging Artists Program

SEAP 2011: Meadowcroft

5 new works by Australia’s next generation of composers The premiere performance of 5 new works, developed by leading young composers during the 2012 Emerging Artist Program. These works are the culmination of an intensive collaboration between Speak Percussion, guest composition lecturer Thomas Meadowcroft and 10 Emerging artists selected from around Australia. Program Chris Williams (NSW) Il […]

SEAP 2012: Inuksuit

 For 9-99 percussionists. Inuksuit for 9-99 percussionists is a 21st Century American masterwork for percussion. This 80-minute masterwork was described by New York author and music critic Alex Ross as “…a sonic and scenic glory almost beyond description”. Elements of Inuit culture and Arctic spaces shape the rhythmic layers of the piece, creating a slowly […]

SEAP 2012: Automation

A large-scale project exploring automated percussion. Intimate performance installations and a collaborative community performance are presented free followed by the performance of a new massed automated percussion work by Artistic Director Eugene Ughetti. Robotic bass drums, prepared turntables and radio-controlled robotic-tappers will take the stage in this rare juxtaposition of diverse automated percussion languages Artists […]

Emerging Artists Program

The Speak Emerging Artist Program ran annually from 2011-2015, providing elite training for emerging percussionists and composers from across Australia, aged between 18-28 years old. Each year, Speak invited a new International Guest Lecturer to lead the program alongside Speak’s Artistic Director, Eugene Ughetti. Past International Guest Lecturers have included Thomas Meadowcroft, Mark Applebaum, Richard […]

SEAP 2015: Applebaum

The SEAP 2015 focussed on the Australian premiere of a newly commissioned work by Mark Applebaum (Associate Professor of Composition and Theory, Stanford University), and will be lead by the composer himself alongside Speak’s Artistic Director Eugene Ughetti. The 2015 Emerging Artist Program will also feature performances and contributions from some of Australia’s most innovative […]

SEAP 2014: Barrett

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! Click here to download yours. Speak Percussion is excited to present this year’s Emerging Artist Program with a focus on composition, improvisation & performance within electro-acoustic music.  We have brought together a stellar team to lead this program, including members of the Spatial Informational Architecture Laboratory from RMIT University, leading British composer […]

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