Sound Collectors – Confluence

Louise Devenish and Leah Scholes

7.30pm Friday 18 July
PICA Performance Space
$25 / $20 Book Online

The Sound Collectors are taking up residency at PICA to explore the question of what percussion is through the development of new works with local composers Lachlan Skipworth, Elise Retize and John Pax, as well as Rick Burkhardt’s percussion theatre work Simulcast. This creative development is designed to challenge perceptions of what percussion performance can be through the exploration quiet percussive sounds, breath, gesture and spoken word. To stimulate discussion around this topic, the residency will culminate in the premiere performance of these works and more. The Sound Collectors are Louise Devenish and Leah Scholes.

ConfluenceTheir collective backgrounds in contemporary percussion, percussion theatre and graphic score realisation are combined in a process of collecting, discovering, exploring, interpreting and sharing new and diverse music for two percussionists. The Sound Collectors have a special interest in Australian music and percussion theatre. They are able to realise new works with flexible instrumentation that allow the voices of performers and composers to be heard in performance

Presented by PICA in association with Tura New Music