Sydney Festival presents

Disruption! The Voice of Drums

13 Jan 2021

Past Event

Alongside the voice, the drum is the most elemental form of human expression. From prehistory to the present, we have used drums to conjure spirits, create ecstatic states of mind, bring communities together and put fear into the hearts of enemies.

More recently, drums have been the heartbeat of music whose purpose is to disrupt, featuring in protests across the world from Hong Kong to Russia to the United States. 

Jazz composer-saxophonist Jeremy Rose and the  eight-piece Earshift Orchestra (Iron in the Blood, Sydney Festival 2020) return with a thrilling concert-length tribute to the timeless, visceral and disruptive power of the drum.

Featuring drum virtuosi Simon Barker and his protégé, Korean-born Chloe Kim, with skilfully complementary big-screen projections created by Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, Disruption! The Voice of Drums will be a riveting experience.


Image credit: Prudence Upton

Artistic Director, Composer, Saxophone Jeremy Rose
Composer, Drumming Soloist Simon Barker
Composer, Drumming Soloist Chloe Kim
Modular Synthesizer Ben Carey
Bass Jacques Emery
Guitar Hilary Geddes
Piano/Keyboards Novak Manojlovic
Trumpet Thomas Avgenicos
Video Artist Paul Mosig
Video Artist Rachel Peachey

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York Theatre

Wed 13 Jan 8pm

60 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies.

Full $49
Concession $44

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