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Speak Percussion

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Speak Percussion held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Beyond status geometry : for four percussionists by Chris Dench, from the CD Beyond status geometry

Articles by and about Speak Percussion

Anthony Pateras: Percussion Portrait by Steven Hodgson

Bringing together two of Australia’s premiere percussion ensembles, Speak Percussion (Melbourne) and Clocked Out (Brisbane), Anthony Pateras’s Percussion Portrait presented the composer’s recent works for percussion, including two commissioned specifically for the event. Pateras is based in Melbourne and appears regularly as a composer and performer – as a soloist on piano or analogue electronics, in the context of his free music trio Pateras/Baxter/Brown, and his electronics project with Robin Fox...

10 years of 'speaking percussion' by David John Lang

Australians are fascinated by percussion, judging by the number of successful percussion ensembles and collectives that can be found around the country. To name just a few: based in Sydney are Synergy Percussion, TaikOz and MATCH Percussion; Perth has Tetrafide Percussion; in Brisbane is Karak Percussion; and from Melbourne – and celebrating their tenth anniversary this year – is Speak Percussion...

Speak Percussion's Emerging Artists speak for themselves by Australian Music Centre

The participants in Speak Percussion's Emerging Artists Program for composers and percussionists jotted down their impressions immediately after an action-packed Creative Development Week in December. In the Emerging Artists Program, a mentor and peer supported each young composer in creating sketches for a new composition that was workshopped during the week. A rehearsal period and final performances of the resulting new works will take place in April 2011.

2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

The Art Music Awards gala event held at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, on Tuesday 3 April 2012, honoured winners across ten national categories and in seven state awards. The comments below reflect the difficult task the judging panel members faced when choosing first the finalists and finally the winners from a considerable number of high-quality works. See also: '2012 Art Music Awards - winners' (news article on Resonate 4 April 2012.)

Featured video: Speak Percussion & Pateras's Refractions by Australian Music Centre

Featured video February 2012: Speak Percussion perform Refractions by Anthony Pateras. Performed at MONA FOMA, Hobart, January 2011. Conductor: Eugene Ughetti.

Video by Sabina Maselli (YouTube).

Composer & performer news, June 2014 by Anni Heino

Our bulletin from the composing/performing world, with new releases, performance news, awards. Featuring: Kate Moore, Kevin March, Elena Kats-Chernin, Liza Lim, Ross Edwards, Ros Bandt, Andrián Pertout, Gerard Brophy, David Harris, David Kotlowy, Elliott Gyger, Alice Chance, Kristian Ireland, Brett, Dean, Andrew Schultz, Chris Williams, Larry Sitsky, Andrea Keller, Alister Spence, and Cat Hope, among others.

See our Scoop page with more reviews of current concerts and CDs with Australian music...

Speak's winter: Barrett, Transducer and emerging artists by Joel Carnegie

Melbourne-based Speak Percussion's winter activities include another showing of Robin Fox and Eugene Ughetti's Transducer, a portrait concert of the British composer Richard Barrett, presented in collaboration with RMIT University's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory (SIAL), as well as an Emerging Artist Program involving Barrett as tutor. Joel Carnegie had a chat with Speak's Eugene Ughetti and Richard Barrett, who has sometimes been labelled as the thought leader of the 'new complexity' movement. The discussion started off with a debate about that very definition

2014 Art Music Awards - finalists by Australian Music Centre

APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Australian Music Centre are proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 Art Music Awards. Once again, the hard work by judging panels has produced a strong as well as varied list of finalists, with all the ingredients of an exciting awards night: established names as well as up-and-coming artists, women as well as men, intimate pieces as well as dramatic works requiring big forces and spacious venues, solo works and projects as well as collaborations.

Works commissioned and written for Speak Percussion

The Great knot by Thomas Meadowcroft

Melancholia by Andrián Pertout

Cradles by Thomas Meadowcroft

World premieres given by Speak Percussion

Rendition clinic : for three percussionists and strobe lights by Damien Ricketson— 29 Oct 15 (Premiered as part of Speak Percussion's international Fluorophone tour beginning at LASALLE Singapore)

Ghan tracks by Jon Rose— 7 Aug 14 (Carriageworks, NSW)

Popular contexts, Volume 6 : percussion by Matthew Shlomowitz— 16 Mar 13 (Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Germany)

Permutation city : percussion duo by Chris Dench— 23 Oct 12 (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC)

The Great knot : for percussion trio by Thomas Meadowcroft— 16 Apr 11 (Iwaki Auditorium, VIC)

Clash : percussion ensemble by Brendan Colbert— 25 Sep 10 (Recital Hall East, NSW)

Ebb : percussion ensemble by Brendan Colbert— 25 Sep 10 (Recital Hall East, NSW)

Time and the tides : percussion quartet by Eve Duncan— 3 Jul 10 (Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne)

Seahorses : for percussion quartet by Eve Duncan— 3 Jul 10 (Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Melbourne)

The heavenly muzak machine : six miniatures for vibraphone eight hands by Mark Pollard— 10 Jun 10 (Monsalvat , Melbourne)

Blue Line by Catherine Schieve— 2 Jun 09 (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC)

PNEUma : for 2 percussionists by Brendan Colbert— 24 Nov 07 (Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne)

Sunspots : percussion duo by Scott McIntyre— Nov 07 (Melbourne Composers' League 10th Birthday concert, Big West Festival, VIC)

Schallmachine 06 : percussion ensemble by David Young— 22 Oct 06 (Federation Square, Melbourne)

Sea of tranquillity : for percussion quartet by Stuart Greenbaum— 5 Oct 04 (BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne)

DisTanz : for percussion quartet by Brendan Colbert— 23 Feb 03 (Richmond Town Hall, Melbourne.)

Dragonfly, butterfly, mosquito : percussion quartet by Eve Duncan— 12 Oct 02 (Port Fairy Spring Festival, Victoria)

Cogs : for percussion quartet by Brendan Colbert— 1 Dec 00 (Bennett's Lane Jazz Lab, Melbourne.)