Music for Percussion and Electronics | Album and National Tour
Creating a new percussion soundscape by blending acoustic with electronic
Music for Percussion and Electronics is a performance research project that explores the delicate and powerful collision when percussion meets experimental electronics in an immersive collection of solo works by percussionist Louise Devenish.
It encompasses expert knowledge of music with a debut album and national tour. Devenish, Head of Percussion and Artist in Residence at the UWA Conservatorium of Music, is the project lead and has based her tour on her debut album of the same name released by the Tall Poppies label. This project is an exciting cross-section of approaches to blending the acoustic and electronic that shows how diverse percussion music can be.
The sparkling sound of the glockenspiel and vibraphone and the deep resonance of gongs are extended by electronic processing, samples and subwoofers in a collection of works by Andrián Pertout, Stuart James, Cat Hope and Kate Moore.
Devenish’s ‘breathtakingly deft delivery and sculptor-like attention to detail’ is complemented by video projection design mapped to the instruments on stage by New York-based artist Ross Karre. Presented by Tura New Music.
Tura New Music
Tura New Music is a not-for-profit music organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. Tura is a producer as well as resource centre and advocate for New Music. Founded in 1987, Tura has a proud history of achievement in initiating cultural development in Western Australia from inner-city Perth to remote communities of Western Australia. Tura presents a year-round program of events.Find out more
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