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Speak Percussion: Surface Given Radiance


Speak Percussion: Surface Given Radiance

  • Date: Monday, 4 April 2011, 6pm
  • Venue: Castlemaine Presbyterian Church — 11 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Castlemaine State Festival series
  • Tickets: Adults: $22 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Presented as part of the 2011 Castlemaine State Festival 'Surface Given Radiance' is an extension of Speak Percussion's Vibraphone series in which the cultural, timbral and historical aspects of the instrument are explored. In this concert, percussionists Eugene Ughetti, Peter Neville, Matthias Schack-Arnott and Leah Scholes will present an eclectic program to celebrate a diversity of acoustic languages on the vibraphone.

In a program of predominantly virtuosic pieces by Australian composers, Speak Percussion will present the ultra-complex work of Richard Barrett from his mammoth chamber work Opening of the Mouth and the first-ever recorded vibraphone work from the vaudeville era, the infamous Aloha Oe as well as two recently composed pieces for Speak, Warren Burt's Vibraphone and Tuning Forks and Mark Pollard's The Heavenly Muzak Machine. At the centre of the program is the world premiere performance of Surface Given Radiance by Luke Paulding, a brilliant young composer who is gaining notoriety for exploring unconventional timbres and extremes of playability. Paulding’s work augments the vibraphone with 80 microtonally tuned aluminum tubes, creating tightly woven textures with explosive force and the blazing resonance of metallic overtones.

Castlemaine Festival Speak Percussion is supported by Arts Victoria through it's Annual Operations program.

Featured non-Australian music: Richard Barrett - Abglanzbeladen/Auseinandergeschrieben, Signor Frisco - Aloha Oe

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to speak@speakpercussion.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample The heavenly muzak machine : six miniatures for vibraphone eight hands (2010) by Mark Pollard
— performed by Speak Percussion
Vibraphone and tuning forks : percussion by Warren Burt
— performed by Speak Percussion
 Surface Given Radiance by Luke Paulding — World premiere

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