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Winner of the 2014 Green Room Award for Outstanding Work by an Emerging Artist. A large-scale kinetic percussion instrument is used to create a work of shimmering textural extremes. Fluvial draws its inspiration from water currents, transmutation and ritual. A horizon of quivering metals and glass are suspended above an eight-meter bed of granite and water. Glass bottles quiver and collide; overlapping metal tubes create glistening harmonic swells as wind chimes hover and sway over the instrument. Fluvial renders the percussion instrument into a teeming, fluid mass, moving between the ecstatic and the absurd.

‘As thought provoking as it is beautiful… Theatrically stunning, aurally stimulating, Fluvial is an unmissable experience.’ – RealTime / Partial Durations.


Presented by Arts House & Speak Percussion
13-17 May 2015
Time: Wed – Sun 6.30pm. Fri 8.45pm, Sat 3.30pm, Sun 4pm. 
North Melbourne Town Hall, Arts House
Duration: 47 minutes

Presented by Next Wave Festival & Speak Percussion
May 2014
North Melbourne Town Hall, Arts House

Direction, Composition, Performance – Matthias Schack-Arnott
Art Technician – Steve Walsh
Timber, Stone & Metal work – Lucas Paine
Lighting designer – Travis Hodgson