Speak Percussion

Speak Percussion has defined the sound of 21st century Australian percussion music through the creation and presentation of ambitious arts projects. Internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of experimental and contemporary classical music, Speak are constantly seeking to redefine the potential of percussion.

Over it’s sixteen-year history, Speak Percussion has engaged in world-class, risk-taking and innovative projects with many of the world’s leading exponents of experimental and new music including Steve Reich (USA), Ilan Volkov (ISRAEL), The Necks (AUS), Liza Lim (VIC), Robin Fox (AUS), Oren Ambarchi (AUS), Michael Pisaro (USA), Tony Buck (Aus), Ingar Zach (Norway), Mark Applebaum (USA) and Richard Barrett (UK).

International appearances include Maerzmusik (Germany), SONICA (UK), Barbican (UK), Tage für Neue Musik, Zurich (Switzerland), TIPC (Taiwan), Salihara (Indonesia), CONNECT (Sweden), ARENA (Latvia), GAIDA (Lithuania), Batteries IV (Switzerland) and Café OTO (UK).

Speak has accumulated many accolades, including three APRA/AMCOS & AMC Art Music Awards, most recently for Excellence in Experimental Music for it’s 2015 program.