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WA Day of Percussion 2017

  • University of Western Australia Callaway Auditorium (map)

Join Thea Rossen and Hamish Upton from the Ad Lib Collective as they present a lecture recital on the duos and solos of Steve Reich. The pair will present Nagoya Marimbas, Clapping Music for one player and a new version of Electric Counterpoint, while discussing the context of the pieces and their methods for approaching the works.

Tickets include entrance into all of the concerts workshops and lectures on during the WA Day of Percussion. See the website for ticket bookings. Full schedule listed below.

University of Western Australia - Callaway Auditorium


2017 Day of Percussion Presenters and session times

Steve Reich: Solos, duos and more 10.00
Thea Rossen and Hamish Uptone (Melbourne) present a concert-discussion on minimalistpercussion music by Steve Reich

Afro-Peruvian Rhythms Applied to the Drumset 10.00
An advanced drumset clinic led by jazz superstar Daniel Susnjar exploring the use of Afro-Peruvian grooves and improvisation

Conga Groove Techniques 11.00
Jackson Vickery leads a hands-on workshop for beginner-intermediate conga players

Interpreting Creative Notation 11.00
An introduction to experimental methods of notating percussion music: improve your performance creativity via this interactive workshop with Louise Devenish

Percussion Ensemble Jam 12.00
Tim White leads a hand-on ensemble skills workshop for primary and lower secondarypercussionists full of fun grooves and energy

Looking for Patterns: Aids to Memorisation 12.00
Local hero Paul Tanner shares his strategies for memorisation of marimba and vibraphone music through a performance-discussion

Percussion and Composition in Ableton Live 2.00
Following a sausage sizzle lunch, develop your music-making skills using Ableton with composer-performer-producer Elise Reitze

Auxiliary Percussion in the Orchestra 2.00
WASO's Brian Maloney returns to the DOP to present a workshop-demonstration on technique and effective use of tambourines, cymbals and more in the orchestra

Concert 3.00
Finish the day with a showcase of what's happening in percussion ensembles in Perth featuring UWA's Pinata Percussion, Defying Gravity and ensembles from Perth Modern School and Nedlands Primary School
Earlier Event: October 15
Cosmic Mechanics
Later Event: May 17
Music for our Changing Climate