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Scream Star


Scream Star

  • Date: Thursday, 18 August 2022 to Sunday, 21 August 2022, 7.30pm Thu – Sat, 5pm Sun
  • Venue: North Melbourne Town Hall (Arts House) — 521 Queensberry St, (Cnr Queensberry St and Errol St), North Melbourne, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $20 | Concession: $10 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9322 3720

Event Details

Speak Percussion commissioned three wunderkind composers to create Scream Star – a remarkable live music performance collision of sound and screen with mashed-up projection and percussion. Scream Star marks the first collaboration between the compositional voices of Matthew Shlomowitz, Johannes Kreidler and Jessie Marino, who have an impressive track record of integrating screen-based media into live performances. From canned laughter to green screens, foley artists to house bands, this trio of unexpected works digs deep into the visual unconscious shared by anyone raised on a diet of TV and film. Australian, London-based composer, Matthew Shlomowitz creates an imaginary variety show: Hey Hey It’s Tuesday and plays with crowd reactions from televised studio audiences by giving them a new context that emphasises genuine and manufactured responses. German composer, Johannes Kreidler exploits and reassemble the green screen in head-spinning ways where space and time are dislocated, animated and split apart. Jessie Marino is from Long Island in New York. Her piece dazzles with lights, haze, screens and blinds to produce a kaleidoscopic riot of light and sound. Scream Star is playful and wildly imaginative. Percussionists: Eugene Ughetti, Kaylie Melville and Hamish Upton have agency to create a fun sonic experiment full of drama and delirium. Speak Percussion Artistic Director, Eugene Ughetti says “Scream Star is a dream project – it brings together three of the world's most fascinating compositional voices in new music.” “Conceptually and aesthetically these three works push percussion practice into some very fertile and exciting territory which I can’t wait to share with our audience," said Ughetti. Full of drama and delirium, Scream Star is proof that Speak Percussion sits at the leading edge of sonic experimentation in Australia today.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9322 3720 or by email to ARTSHOUSE@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Featured Australian Works

Hey Hey It’s Tuesday (audiovisual work) by Matthew Shlomowitz and Laura Spark — World premiere
— performed by Hamish Upton, Kaylie Melville and Eugene Ughetti
 A Dream of Flight, or at least, lurching forward a few inches by Jessie Marino — World premiere
 Welcome by Johannes Kreidler — World premiere

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