Assembly Operation by Speak Percussion
A collaborative project with Eugene Ughetti of Speak Percussion to create a set of bespoke ceramic and polystyrene instruments to perform on stage as part of Assembly Operation. Creative development was focussed around exploring and find tuning the unique world of sound that ceramics embodies- and incredibly tactile and resonant material. The individual ceramic components are performed and then assembled to create a visual sculpture of a historical stupa.
Performed at Arts House, Nt Melbourne 2017
and Oz Asia Fesitval, Adelaide 2018
To be displayed as part of an exhibition on Percussive Instruments at the Percy Grainger Museum 2019
- Internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of experimental and contemporary classical music, Speak Percussion are constantly redefining the parameters of percussion.Assembly Operation brings together three percussionists who dutifully form an assembly line to extract exquisite sound from three iconic representations of Chinese culture: paper, ceramics and low-fi electronics. Each section draws upon the visual, sonic and conceptual qualities of the famed Chinese one yuan note.