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Vibraphone II : Speak Percussion


Vibraphone II : Speak Percussion

  • Date: Thursday, 29 July 2010, 1800 hrs
  • Venue: Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: $35; $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9699 3333

Event Details

Speak Percussion's second Vibraphone project that offers perspectives on this special instrument through music that alters and augments its sonority, references its historic and cultural contexts, and extends performer virtuosity.

New works by Australian composers Warren Burt and Mark Pollard will be featured in this program, alongside Dale Gorfinkel’s genre busting prepared vibraphone improvisations. These pieces are juxtaposed against some of the most distinctive works ever written for the instrument by the legendary Karlheinz Stockhausen and the ultra-complex work of Richard Barrett from his mammoth chamber work Opening of the Mouth. Also presented will be the first-ever recorded Vibraphone work from the Vaudeville era, the infamous Aloha Oe and a traditional Indonesian gender piece harking back to the Vibraphone’s hypnotic Gamelan origins.

Featured non-Australian music: Richard Barrett; Karlheinz Stockhausen; Queen Lili’uokalani

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Beat generation in the California coastal ranges by Warren Burt
— performed by Speak Percussion
 Solo improvisation for prepared vibraphone (2010) by Dale Gorfinkel
 The Heavenly Muzak Machine (2010) by Mark Pollard
 Vibraphone and Tuning Forks (2010) by Warren Burt

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