Sounds Outback

Drums in the Outback 2002

Artists and Event Program

Event Program

Friday 29 March


Sounds of the Night, a bag of surprises for the earlybirds

Saturday 30 March

All day

Permanent and Temporary Interactive Wire Music Installation by Alan Lamb at Wogarno Rock

Project 44 – sound installation featuring the ubiquitous 44 gallon drum

6pm till 11pm
Main Concert:

Percussion Carnaval, Freo Samba
Tetrafide Percussion, world music celebration
Cocktail Music, Eric Griswold
Strings Attached, a theatrical percussion extravaganza
Clocked Out (VIC)
Zou Xiangping & Zhang Ping (CN)
Massed Percussion
Shearing Shed Swingers

Sunday 31 March

All day: Installations as above

Early performance at Lizard Rock with Tetrafide Percussion

10am to 5.30pm
Workshops including percussion workshops, Sundowner on Wogarno Rock including a new percussion piece created by Hannah Clemen in collaboration with Mt Magnet Community & Tetrafide Percussion

Closing Event




Tetrafide Percussion will give lively performances of their traditional, found and made percussion. All members are past students of the WAAPA and UWA and have vast and varied experiences in the field of music.

Freo Samba is famous for its unique approach to creating its own sense of Aussie/Rythum, combining circus style antics, street theatre, and choreographed routines melded with elaborate face paint and startling head dress. Freo Samba puts together a spectacle and lights up the community at every event.

Zou Xiangping & Zhang Ping (China) will provide a colourful and enchanting presentation of the joining of contemporary western music with traditional Chinese music and dance.

Clocked Out Duo, Melbourne-based artists (Vanessa Tomlison and Erik Griswold) use traditional piano, percussion and voice alongside a bewildering array of found objects, sculptures and modified electro-acoustic sound sources to create carefully designed sonic, visual and theatrical experiences.

Eric Griswold has had other lives as cocktail music performers and an early evening set on the Saturday night shall prove nostalgic with audience and performers alike.

Alan Lamb‘s permanent Wire Music Installation at Wogarno Hill will be singing all weekend for all to enjoy. Further Alan will create a temporary interactive work in the plains below the rock which audiences can activate with voice or various percussion.

Hannah Clemen, WA local composer/sound artist will create a new percussion piece for the Mt Magnet Community which she and Tetrafide Percussion members will workshop in the week leading up to the weekend where it will be performed as part of the Sundowner.

Project 44 is a sound installation celebrating the 44 gallon drum created by Rob Muir and Alex Hayes. A series of drums will house speakers transmitting the stories and sounds of the uses of the 44.