Melbourne's premiere percussive arts enterprise.

Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Speak Percussion is Melbourne's most diverse percussion arts enterprise, it's activities span a wide variety of contexts and genres ranging from regular music festival concerts to experimental hybrid-arts events. Speak Percussion presents a cross-section of percussive arts activity engaging percussion soloists through to large ensembles.

Speak Percussion has collaborated with installation artists, choreographers, dancers, instrument builders, visual artists, lighting designers, sound designers and architects. Speak has been responsible for commissioning and premiering many Australian percussion works by composers

  • Chris Dench,
  • David Young,
  • Anthony Pateras,
  • Dal Babare,
  • Kate Neal,
  • Warren Burt,
  • Peter Head,
  • Stuart Greenbaum,
  • Mark Pollard,
  • Taran Carter,
  • Brendan Colbert,
  • Eugene Ughetti,
  • Andrew Ford,
  • Wally Gunn,
  • Simon Charles,
  • Jesmond Grixti,
  • Kristian Ireland,
  • Andrian Pertout,
  • Eve Duncan,
  • Kate Tempany,
  • Alan Lee and Brett Anthony Jones.

Speak Percussion toured many capital cities in Australia and the European continent. Such activities included the performance of Australian music, various collaborations, presentations of masterclasses and workshop's. Speak Percussion promotes Australian artists and pushes percussive activities into extraordinary territories.

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