In this special once-only event, Speak Percussion and SIAL Sound Studios (RMIT) presents the work of Richard Barrett, one of the UK’s most impressive composers.
7pm, 26 July, 2014
Featuring the composer himself live on electronics, this tour de force is not be missed. Barrett’s visceral music is informed by science, ethics and literature, and explores the utter extremes of instrumental performance.
This event will be held at the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, RMIT University, Design Hub (Building 100), Corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets, Carlton.
Presented by Speak Percussion and SIAL Sound Studios (RMIT)
Richard Barrett – urlicht (3 vibraphones, percussion and eight channel electronics) WORLD PREMIERE
Richard Barrett – codex XIV (3 percussion and live electronics) WORLD PREMIERE
Richard Barrett – abglanzbeladen/auseinandergeschrieben (solo percussion)
Richard Barrett – solo electronics improvisation
Richard Barrett: Live Electronics
Eugene Ughetti: Artistic Director, Percussion
Matthias Schack: Arnott: Artistic Associate, Percussion
Peter Neville: Percussion
Lawrence Harvey: Spatialisation
Jeffrey Hannam: Technical Direction
Jordan Koster: Technical Assistant
Richard Barrett is internationally active as both composer and improvising performer, having collaborated with many of the world’s leading performers. He studied composition principally with Peter Wiegold, is based in Berlin and currently teaches at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, having previously held a professorship at Brunel University in London. His long-term collaborations include the electronic duo FURT, composing for and performing with the ELISION contemporary music group, and regular appearances with the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. His work as composer and performer is documented on over 25 CDs, including five discs devoted to his compositions and seven by FURT. Recent projects include CONSTRUCTION, a two-hour work for twenty-three performers and three-dimensional sound system, premiered by Elision in November 2011.