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World Premiere of Anicca by percussive artist Matthias Schack-Arnott

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An exploration of cycles and orbits in sound

It's called new music, contemporary, experimental and an acoustic adventure. It claims to be leading 21st century Australian percussion. It uses musical instruments created for the sole purpose of challenging and delighting the audience.




Maybe it's impossible to imagine this performance but the meaning of Anicca might give some clues. 'Impermanence is inspired by the relationship between the cyclic and the transcendental in Hindu and Buddhist thought.' To this end Anicca features a unique variable speed rotating instrument created by an engineer. This instrument is a rotational lighting system and multi-channel audio with effects like no other.

Anicca is performed by the highly acclaimed young percussive artists Schack-Arnott and Eugene Ughetti. Together they create new 'mechanical' music by playing the instrument's spinning, textured surface.

Matthias Schack-Arnott has had vast experience playing in orchestral, improvisational and new music ensembles. He has studied overseas and in Australia.

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Award Winning Performers

Speak Percussion's projects have been recognized as ambitious and innovative. They pride themselves on nurturing musical talent and creating new works. Speak Percussion has twice been awarded an AMC/APRA Art Music Award, including the 2014 State Award for Excellence by an Organisation, the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival Best Music Award for its large-scale robotics project Automation and a 2014 Green Room Award for Fluvial. This year they received the Art Music Award for Excellence in Experimental Music. Schack-Arnott is recipient of the inaugural 2016 Art Music Fund and a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Music Development Award 2016. In 1998 Eugene was an ABC Young Composer and ABC Young Artist.

The 45 minute performance is a unique live experience and suitable for all ages from 10 years old.

Director, Composer & Performer: Matthias Schack-Arnott
Performer: Eugene Ughetti
Creative Engineering: Richard Allen
Video System: Pete Brundle & James Sandri (PDA)
Production Manager & Lighting: Richard Dinnen (Megafun)
Artist Interns: Jonathan Griffiths & Hamish Upton
Producer: Michaela Coventry

For more information see:
Matthias Schack-Arnott matthiasschackarnott.com
Speak Percussion speakpercussion.com
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Why? A unique musical performance
When: 2 6 November 2016
Where: North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne
Cost: Full $35 / Conc. $30 / Student $25
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