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Mattias Schack-Arnott

Presented in Season 1 2014

Presented by Arts House in association with Speak Percussion

7pm, Thu 1 May
7pm, Fri 2 May
2pm, Sat 3 May
7pm, Sat 3 May
2pm, Sun 4 May
7pm, Sun 4 May
7pm, Wed 7 May
7pm, Thu 8 May
7pm, Fri 9 May
2pm, Sat 10 May
7pm, Sat 10 May
2pm, Sun 11 May
7pm, Sun 11 May

35 mins

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

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Wheelchair Accessible

Matthias Schack-Arnott is a Melbourne-based percussionist working in the realms of contemporary classical performance, hybrid art and experimental improvisation. Following his acclaimed 2012 Next Wave Festival project, Chrysalis, Matthias returns to the festival to present a new solo work for a large-scale kinetic percussion instrument.

A horizon of quivering metals, glass and stone are used to create a work of shimmering textural extremes, exploring tidal movement, erosion and alchemical transformation. Found objects are suspended en masse from the ceiling to create dense kinetic systems. Suspended glass bottles quiver and collide. Overlapping metal tubes create glistening harmonic swells and 21 wind chimes create a sonic haze as they hover and sway above the instrument. Fluvial renders the percussive instrument into a teeming fluid mass, moving between the ecstatic and the absurd. 

“Theatrically stunning, aurally stimulating, Fluvial is an unmissable experience at this year’s Next Wave festival.” Partial Durations

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

Image by –Jesse Hunniford