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New Music Central: Hamish Upton

29 July 2024
Event Details

calendar_todayMonday 29 July 2024

schedule 7:00PM

location_onUC Arts at the Arts Centre, Recital Room



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About the Event

NZ-born, Melbourne based percussionist Hamish Upton will perform a recital featuring percussion works that showcase new music from Australasia and beyond.

Rudolf’s ‘Elescarf’ is a blistering solo for snare drum exploring crossrhythms & crossfading, punctuated by the pitch and shimmering resonance of tuned metal crotales. Liza Lim’s ‘An Elemental Thing’ extracts the poetic voice of the woodblock through tapping, friction, buzzing and scrubbing, while Robert Bryce’s brand-new composition for five drums is a dynamic exploration of ritualistic rhythm. The performance will conclude with a new work featuring exploratory steel-pan techniques alongside field recordings of a boxing-day dawn chorus. This work has been composed by Hamish especially for this performance, and he is very excited to share it with the audience in Christchurch.

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