Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Speak Percussion
A sound world where any physical object in existence can be musicalised.
Speak Percussion shapes the sound of 21st century Australian percussion music through ambitious art projects that redefine the potential of percussion. They engage in world-class, risk-taking and innovative projects and are leaders in experimental and contemporary classical music.
About the concert
Held in the Primrose Potter Salon, the evening concert showcases works in Post Instrumental Practice: a boundary-breaking field of contemporary percussion music. It platforms four powerful compositional voices from around the globe, including the world premiere of Australia’s Josephine Macken and Australian premieres of works by Cathy Van Eck (NL), Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri (GR) and Andreas E. Frank (DE). It features electronics, bespoke instruments and simple everyday objects – a plant, a hairdryer, a windshield wiper motor.
An enthralling event that pushes the bounds of musical philosophies and unexpected sound worlds.
Please join Speak Percussion for a post-concert panel discussion featuring leading thinkers and music makers to shed further light on the nascent discipline of Post Instrumental Practice.
Praise for Speak Percussion
‘Virtuosic and adventurous.’ New York Times
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Zela Papageorgiou percussion
Kaylie Melville percussion
Louise Devenish percussion
Vessel Song – World premiere
Cathy van Eck
Groene Ruis – Australian premiere
Duo for Motor and Sound Panels – Australian premiere
Andreas Eduardo Frank
Table Talk – Australian premiere
Thursday 9 February 2023 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $37 ($30 Concession)
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