Alexander Garsden is a composer, guitarist and electroacoustic musician, working across multiple exploratory musical disciplines. He was co-director of the INLAND Concert Series.
Alon Ilsar is an Australian drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer. He is co-designer of a new interface for electronic percussionists called the AirSticks.
Amias Hanley is an artist currently living on Wurundjeri Country. Their practice uses sound and media to explore relations among queer ecologies, attunement, situatedness and speculative practices.
Anthony Pateras is a composer, pianist and electro-acoustic musician active since the late 90s. Exploring auditory hallucination and polytemporality, an output of over 80 works and 40 albums.
Bruce Gladwin is an Australian artist and performance maker. He has been the Artistic Director of Back to Back Theatre since 1999.
Carolyn Connors is a vocalist, improviser, composer, collaborator, performer, and instrumentalist who works in contemporary music and theatre settings. Carolyn is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Chris Corsano is an American experimental drummer and collaborator of artists like Bjork, Thurston Moore and Jim O'Rourke.
Chris Dench is an Australian composer. His music has been extensively performed, broadcast, and recorded, in Australia, North America, Europe and Asia, even in a tent in the Gobi desert.
Claire Chase is an American flutist, arts entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music.
Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman based in Naarm (Melbourne). She writes fiction, essays, poetry and art criticism while either living in Naarm or on the road.
Clare Britton is an artist interested in landscapes, collaborative practice and creating images that are visceral and sensory. Her work has toured and received national and international recognition.
Cyrus Tang is a Hong-Kong born, Melbourne based visual artist who works with video. Their practice reflects sentiment of nostalgia through translation of disappearance into remembrance and fantasy.
Damien Ricketson is an Australian composer of contemporary classical music with and an innovative compositional practice. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Ensemble Offspring.
Dans Les Arbres is an improvisational ensemble comprising French clarinettist Xavier Charles and three Norwegians pianist Christian Wallumrød, guitarist Ivar Grydeland, and percussionist Ingar Zach.
Derick Danker is a Perth-based Singaporean country guitarist. He was the lead guitarist of 1960's country western band Singapore Cowboys.
Elaine Miles is a visual artist that specialises in the most ancient and technically challenging handmade glass techniques. She is the co-director of Glass Percussion Project.
Elizabeth Gatsby is a set and costume designer, whose background in installation and performance art influences her approach to her design work.
Fritz Hauser composes international solo programs for drums and percussion. He creates cross-disciplinary work with architecture / theatre / dance. Sound installations. Improvisation. Film music.
Hamish Upton is a percussionist who thrives as a contemporary percussion collaborator and educator. Hamish is mentored by Speak Percussion through the Bespoke Artist program.
Ingar Zach is a Norwegian percussionist, improvisor & composer. His discography spans over three decades.
James Nguyen works with documentary, installation and performance.
James Rushford is an Australian composer-performer and co-director of Golden Fur. Currently, his work deals with the aesthetic concept of musical shadow.
Jane Sheldon is an Australian-American soprano and composer who specializes in the creation and performance of exploratory chamber music. She is Artistic Associate with Sydney Chamber Opera.
Jeremy Dullard is the founder and director of the Melbourne based Balinese music academy, Gamelan DanAnda.
Jessica Aszodi is an Australian-born and London-based soprano. Her career could best be described as genre-bounding and label-defying.
A composer, performer, and media artist from Long Island, New York. Her work explores the repetition inside common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and uncovering nostalgic technologies.
Jia Jia Chen is a ceramicist working across art, design and food. Born in China and raised in Australia, her practise draws inspiration from both Eastern and Western aesthetics.
Jo Lloyd is an influential Melbourne dance artist working with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over particular durations and circumstances.
A composer, concept- and media artist. He teaches as professor for composition at the Hochschule fuer Musik Basel.
Juliana Hodkinson is a British composer, based in Berlin and associated with contemporary classical music in Denmark. Her works combine the acoustic, electronics, field recordings, installation.
Kamarra Bell-Wykes is a descendent of the Yagera and Butchulla people of South-East Queensland. Recently appointed to the role of Creative Director at ILBIJERRI Theater Company.
Kamrul Hussin is an improviser, arranger, composer, musician for traditional contemporary Malaysian music.
Is a soloist and chamber musician dedicated to new music performance. Co-Artistic Director of the contemporary ensemble Rubiks Collective and current Assistant Artistic Director at Speak Percussion.
Keith Tucker is the director of Megafun and creative director of all internal projects. He develops the creative concepts and oversees the documentation of the developed designs.
Lamine Sonko’s work draws on traditional African embodied knowledge to create multi-artform experiences. His work is inspired by his cultural background in the varied cultural communities of Senegal.
Laura Spark (she/her) is a Scottish visual artist working in animation, film and performance, currently based in Liverpool and a member of artist-led studios The Royal Standard.
Liza Lim is an Australian composer. Lim writes concert music as well as music theatre and has collaborated with artists on a number of installation and video projects.
Malte Wagenfeld is a practicing industrial designer, curator, researcher, installation artist and academic. He is a senior lecturer in the Architecture and Design program at RMIT, Melbourne.
Mark Applebaum is an American composer and professor of music composition and theory at Stanford University. He received his PhD in music composition from the University of California.
Matthew Shlomowitz is an Australian composer of contemporary classical music and Associate Professor in Composition at the University of Southampton, London.
Percussive artist described by The Guardian as ‘visually and sonically exquisite’, his work explores unique approaches to percussive performance. Speak's artistic associate, from 2010-2018.
Megafun is a Melbourne based production company with over 21 years of experience providing creative and technical services to the arts, exhibitions, major events and entertainment.
Megan Sarmardin is an Indigenous freelance musician and performing artist based in Queensland, Australia.
Michael Pisaro is an American guitarist and composer. A member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble, he has composed over 80 works for a great variety of instrumental combinations.
Nick Roux is a new media artist. His work is primarily focused on live performance and has manifested itself in composition, instrument creation, computer programming and visual/spatial design.
Paul Lim is a lighting designer and director of Additive. He uses this multi-faceted knowledge, plus a keen interest in emerging technologies, to provide integrated solutions in theatres, festivals.
Philip Samartzis is a Melbourne based sound artist, scholar and curator with a specific interest in the social and environmental conditions informing remote wilderness regions and their communities.
Robbie Avenaim is an innovative Australian musician, drummer, sound and installation artist with an international reputation for bold, sonic exploration.
Robin Fox is an internationally recognised Melbourne based audio-visual artist working across live performance, exhibitions, public art and composition for contemporary dance.
Robyn Schulkowsky is an American percussive innovator and collaborator. Her continuous exploration of new sound dimensions has led to the development of new and unusual musical instruments.
Rohan Drape is a composer and co-director of Melbourne's Inland concert series. His work has been commissioned, collected, installed and performed throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Sabina Maselli is an artist/filmmaker working across film, photography, installation, live performance and expanded cinema. Sabina sees her works as sites for transformation between body, nature, iden
Simon Løffler’s works range from very intimate set-ups to egnimatic constructions, embracing traditional instruments (transformed in various ways) as well as novel instrumental concepts.
Percussionist, soloist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as, “one of our supreme living virtuosos, not just of percussion but of any instrument”.
The Wired Lab is a not-for-profit and charitable community and cultural development organisation that has been operating in the Eastern Riverina region for the past 11 years.
Thomas is an Australian composer, performer and arranger based in Berlin. He makes orchestral and chamber music for the concert hall, as well as music for theatre, film and radio.
Australian composer, producer & sound designer. He creates electro-acoustic music across classical minimalism, improvised experimental, electronic and ambient musics. Speak Artistic Associate 2019-21.
Tony is regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and adventurous exports. A drummer, percussionist, improviser, guitarist, video maker, producer and member of the trio “The Necks”.