Presented by RISING and Melbourne Recital Centre
“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.
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