Speak Percussion

Polar Force

Melbourne, Australia

Dutch Premiere

Philip Samartzis

Polar Force

Melbourne, Australia

Dutch Premiere

Bryony Jackson

Polar Force

Melbourne, Australia

Dutch Premiere

Bryony Jackson

In search of the music of Antarctica
With the experimental, multi-instrumental performance Polar Force, Noorderzon offers you a mid-summer music journey through wintry Antarctic landscapes. In a specially built inflatable space, you will feel set free on an Antarctic ice floe, where the beauty and endless complexity of the continent are unveiled around you. Speak Percussion combine original sound recordings collected from the region with live percussion, although not a single traditional drum is used. The result is an intense, meditative landscape that will not only impell you to reasses your relationship with nature and the climate, but also to investigate human fragility and existential solitude from the perspective of one of the most frigid, windy and arid continents on earth. Polar Force is a hauntingly beautiful listening experience.

Do you want to learn more about this performance and its makers? On August 24th at 16:00 h, this performance is followed by an aftertalk in which you can ask everything you would like to know!

…this is a tremendous and thought provoking listening experience”

- Jonathan W. Marschall, Seesaw 

Credits

Concept en regie | Eugene Ughetti
Performance | Eugene Ughetti, Matthias Shack-Arnott
Vormgeving | Eugene Ughetti
Muziek en audio-opnamen | Dr. Philip Samartzis
Licht | Keith Tucker
Audiotechniek | Tilman Robinson
Productie | Megafun
Techniek | Nick Roux
Regie | Sheah Sutton
Regie-assistentie | Clare Britton

 

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