10 Nov 2021

Before Nightfall #14 Alon Ilsar

Join us for Speak Percussion’s first live event for 2021.

Before Nightfall #14 Alon Ilsar

Before Nightfall is an ongoing Speak Percussion project that combines the forces of Speak percussion and a guest artist for a one-off, day-long collaboration in bespoke locations. Each collaboration culminates in a free performance that evening. Drawing on inspiration from the life and work of celebrated Australian composer Percy Grainger, Before Nightfall #14 features Australian drummer, composer, sound designer and instrument designer Alon Ilsar and is presented in partnership with the Grainger Museum.


This project will see Speak artists Eugene Ughetti and Kaylie Melville perform alongside Alon Ilsar using a combination of his Air-Sticks and unique instruments from the Grainger Collection, with sound design by Speak’s Tilman Robinson and gesture design by Ciaran Frame.


The Before Nightfall #14 performance will take place:

Saturday 4 December


Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne



Speak Percussion has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy in place, in line with advice from the Victorian Government. For more information on our COVIDsafe Plan and vaccine policy, see here, or please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 



Image by Jon McCormack



Tickets for Before Nightfall #14 are sold out.


Before Nightfall #14 would not have been possible without the support of the following organisations.

Grainger Museum
The University of Melbourne
City of Melbourne
Creative Victoria
Australia Council for the Arts