from these old skins

Ossicle Duo


Postponed due to Victoria’s circuit-breaker lockdown, Ossicle Duo’s from these old skins has been rescheduled to Saturday 27 March, 6pm

Event details

Ranging from the intimate to the expansive, these thrilling contemporary works take us to the frontiers of human experience.

About Ossicle Duo

Ossicle Duo delivers raw, high-energy performances with compelling precision. An exciting partnership between trombonist Benjamin Anderson and percussionist Hamish Upton, the Duo explores the great repertoire that exists for this combination, ranging from post minimalism to the avant-garde.

About the concert

Ossicle Duo delves into music that questions the nature of individuality. Distorted trumpet and trombone join expansive drums and live electronics in Ubiitsi, a study of journalistic freedom in dystopian states. Heather Stebbins evokes electronic sounds in her acoustic work from these old skins for frame drum and trombone. Electronics give an otherworldly feel to Richard Barrett’s CODEX III, a structured improvisation exploring density, articulation and the individual versus the collective. And a new commission for Ossicle Duo by emerging Melbourne-based composer Matthew Laing examines identity and place, using pre-recorded electronics to express the majesty of the universe.

COVID Safety

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. When we reopen, a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures will be in place. Click here to learn more.


Ossicle Duo
Hamish Upton percussion
Benjamin Anderson trombone

Alistair McLean electronics
Callum G’Froerer trumpet


Laurent Durupt

Matthew Laing
Impulses and Invention (2020)

Heather Stebbins
from these old skins

Richard Barrett
Codex III