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Sonic Eclipse

Speak Percussion

Sonic Eclipse Speak Percussion
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$50 — $60
  • All ages
  • General admission, standing

Melbourne Recital Centre


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistive Listening


  • Sitting
  • Immersive
Sonic Eclipse Speak Percussion
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An immersive sonic event featuring new works by art music luminaries—a mass of mobilised musicians, spatialised sonic choreography and a reframing of the marching band phenomenon.
“Virtuosic and adventurous”
  • The New York Times .

Speak Percussion presents Sonic Eclipse, an immersive percussive event that interweaves four new Australian compositions into a seamless exhalation of spatialized sound. Featuring 50+ mobilised drummers and wind players and an ensemble of 12 leading percussionists, this performance bleeds across three floors and into the magnificent acoustics of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, reimagining the venue’s conventional acoustics and redefining the sonic boundaries of its traditional concert hall.

Led and performed by Speak Percussion in collaboration with members of Melbourne’s music community, this event showcases the music of acclaimed composers – Cathy Milliken, Erkki Veltheim, Damien Ricketson and Thomas Meadowcroft. Sonic Eclipse encourages the audience to listen three dimensionally and multi-sensorially: with their eyes, bodies and ears.

Artistic Team

Director | Eugene Ughetti

Assistant Director and Sounds Unheard Coordinator | Kaylie Melville

Composers | Thomas Meadowcroft (AUS/GER), Cathy Milliken (AUS/GER), Damien Ricketson (AUS), Erkki Veltheim (VIC)

Lighting Designer | Bronwyn Pringle

Sound Engineer | Jem Savage

Producer | Ashley Dyer

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