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Assembly Operation

Speak Percussion

Presented in Season 2 2017

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

7.30pm, Tue 5 Sep
7.30pm, Wed 6 Sep
7.30pm, Thu 7 Sep
7.30pm, Fri 8 Sep
7.30pm, Sat 9 Sep
45 mins
$35 / $30 / $25

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Wheelchair Accessible

Show Program:
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Three percussionists dutifully form an assembly line to extract music from everyday objects.

Drawing on the visual, sonic and conceptual qualities of the one Yuan note, using paper, packaging, electronic toys and traditional objects, Speak Percussion delivers a loaded sonic odyssey.

In this major new collaboration between Eugene Ughetti, performance maker Clare Britton and visual artists Cyrus Tang and Jia Jia Chen, dark video sequences and minimalistic set design conjure surreal reflections on mass-production.

Assembly Operation manufactures high quality sound by crunching and grinding low worth goods.

Eugene Ughetti
Clare Britton
Video Artist:
Cyrus Tang
Sound Designer:
Nick Roux
Lighting Designer/Production Manager:
Richard Dinnen (Megafun)

Ceramicist/Visual Artist:
Jia Jia Chen
Kaylie Melville, Matthias Schack-Arnott, Eugene Ughetti
Michaela Coventry

Supported by – Speak Percussion is supported by the federal government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Department of Education and Training; local government through the City of Melbourne and the City of Darebin; and the Speak NOW commissioners.
Image by – Bryony Jackson