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Flesh and Ghost - Speak Percussion


Flesh and Ghost - Speak Percussion

  • Date: Saturday, 17 September 2011, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Studio Underground — State Theatre Centre, William Street, Northbridge, Perth, WA
  • Series: This event is part of the Totally Huge New Music Festival series
  • Tickets: Adults: $30 | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (08) 9484 1133

Event Details

Speak Percussion performs provocative percussion works recently composed for the group by three of Australia’s finest composers. The program is bookended by two large-scale works by Australia’s wunderkind of the avant-garde, Anthony Pateras. Refractions moves between fierce and fragile textures, using sounds of bamboo whirring through air, ceramic tiles being struck, and the crackling of plastic wrapping to create a rich musical landscape. In the haunting Flesh & Ghost, 12 percussionists throw undulating waves of sound above a bed of chattering fragmented material.

Surface Given Radiance by Luke Paulding utilises exclusively pitched resonant metal instruments including 80 microtonally tuned aluminium tubes. A new trio by Berlin-based composer Thomas Meadowcroft, The Great Knot, is inspired by the lo-fi sounds of a Casio keyboard and builds rhythmic textures with sonorities that evoke a forgotten sound world. It demands a peculiar physical approach to percussion whilst alluding to a domestic environment.

Performers: Speak Percussion: Peter Neville Matthias Schack Arnott Eugene Ughetti Artistic Director: Eugene Ughetti

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 9228 3711 or by email to info@tura.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Flesh & Ghost : percussion by Anthony Pateras
— performed by Speak Percussion
Refractions (sextets) by Anthony Pateras
— performed by Speak Percussion
 Surface given radiance by Luke Paulding

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