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29 April 2014

Opportunity: Speak Percussion's 2014 Emerging Artist Program

Opportunity: Speak Percussion's 2014 Emerging Artist Program

Speak Percussion's 2014 Emerging Artist Program focuses on composition, improvisation and performance within electroacoustic music. The program is open to Australian and NZ 18-28 year old percussionists and drummers as well as emerging composers with a pre-existing track record of working with percussion and/or electronics.

Composers will develop and workshop two new electroacoustic percussion pieces - one using conventional notation, the other structured improvisation - under the guidance of the British composer-improviser Richard Barrett and a team of mentors, including members of the Spatial Informational Architecture Laboratory from RMIT University, percussionist Peter Neville and Speak's artistic director Eugene Ughetti.

The program will be organised in Melbourne on 14-25 July (workshops, demonstrations, open rehearsals) and 15-20 December (rehearsals, recordings, public performance).

Deadline for applications is 15 May 2014.

> Details and applications: Speak Percussion website.


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