22 Oct 2023


Presented by Music at McClelland.


In Assemblage, Speak’s Assistant Artistic Director Kaylie Melville showcases works at the forefront of post-instrumental practice – a movement revealing the hidden musical potential in everyday objects. A doll-house drum kit, a plant, a hairdryer and saw blades sit alongside an array of traditional percussion instruments, creating a universe of endless sonic possibilities.



Natacha Diels – An Economy of Means (2014-15, Australian premiere) for miniature drum kit and electronics

Cathy Van Eck – Groene Ruis (2007) for amplified plant, hair dryer and electronics

Mary Bellamy – Dual Impulse (2021, Australian premiere)

Lisa Cheney – new work (2023, world premiere) for prepared drums/kalimbas and loop pedal

Sarah Hennies – Border Loss (2021, Australian premiere)

Kate Neal – Self Accusation (2014) for speaking percussionist


22 Oct 2023 – 22 Oct 2023 
$40 - $60 Buy Tickets

McClelland Gallery