Speak Percussion in Bendigo

undue noise presents Speak Percussion
electro-acoustic works for percussion
Friday August 22, 8pm
Old Fire Station, View St, Bendigo
$15/$10 tickets at door

“virtuosic and adventurous”  The New York Times

Speak Percussion creates a surreal musical world using re-purposed machines, electronic objects and antiquated technology in their new project, CIRCUIT. Reel-to-reel tape machines, gaming controllers and sampler keyboards are used alongside percussion instruments of all kinds.
CIRCUIT features several recently commissioned works by the leading next generation of Australian composers. Shlomowitz’s  Popular Contexts Vol 6  uses samples of roaring crowds, fractured techno grooves and airplane engines to create hyper-stylised musical words. Meadowcroft’s  Cradles  has been making waves in the international new music community for its combination of pop infused synths with revox machine antics. Speak has also developed a new work with Melbourne programming legends Ethno Tekh, using Xbox controllers to execute virtuosic sample playback alongside fast-paced percussive textures.

Anthony Pateras    Hypnagogics for micro-sounds & tape
Matthew Shlomowitz Popular Contexts Vol 6 for vibraphone, drum set and sampler keyboard
Thomas Meadowcroft  Cradles for two tape machines & Wurlitzer       
Ethno Tehk/Speak Percussion New Work for Xbox Controllers, Drumkit & Percussion

Speak Percussion is a flexible line-up of Australia’s finest creative percussionists that has a 13-year history of commissioning, performing and creating innovative new work. Ranging from solo concerts to massed sound events, Speak Percussion’s work is presented throughout the world in concert halls, bars, galleries and site-specific locations.
Speak Percussion regularly collaborates with a diverse range of artists in creating unique hybrid projects, and has explored the intersection between percussion and architecture, gastronomy, installation, instrument building, astronomy and dance.