Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

Meditation Hour

Concert

4 Oct 2022

After several big days of ideas, sound, rhythm, melody, textures, moods, listening, watching, and sharing, we can all slow down, take stock, and enjoy master cellist-singer-improviser, John Napier, and an eclectic range of percussionists in Meditation Hour.

Conceived and directed by Taikoz and Boom! Artistic Director, Ian Cleworth, Meditation Hour sees a rota of soloists move in and around, on and off stage, improvising over an ever-changing sound design by composer, Timothy Constable, and a resonating temple bowl.

Meditation Hour is an immersive experience for performers and audience alike: sit, lie, stand, move, and meditate with us on the stage of the Everest Theatre and enjoy a calming, refreshing 60 minutes of sound, texture, and feeling.

If you have access needs, please call the Box Office on 02 9061 5344 to book tickets.

Ian Cleworth co-founded Taikoz in 1997 with shakuhachi Grand Master, Riley Lee, and has been the ensemble’s Artistic Director since. In 2005 he became full-time with the group after having spent 20 years as Principal Percussionist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and 16 years with internationally acclaimed Synergy Percussion.

Ian is a performer, composer, teacher, and a creative force. He has performed all over the world and collaborated with leading composers and performers for the the past 40 years.

As Artistic Director of Taikoz, he has collaborated and composed works for and with artists and companies as diverse as John Bell and the Bell Shakespeare Company, taiko greats Kenny Endo, Kaoru Watanabe, Eitetsu Hayashi, and Eitetsu Fuun no Kai, and choreographers Meryl Tankard and Anandavalli.

Presenting Artists Ian Cleworth (Rin), Joshua Hill (Percussion), John Napier (Cello, Voice), Kerryn Joyce (Hang), Ryuji Hamada (Shinobue), David Jones, and Carmen Warrington

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Everest Theatre

Tue 4 Oct 9pm

60 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies. 

Adult $30
Concession* $25
Full-time Student $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Concession tickets are available to:

  • Pensioners (with valid Pensioner Concession Card)
  • Health Care Card holders (with valid, government-issued Health Care Card)
  • MEAA members (with valid MEAA Membership Card)
  • Those who are unemployed (with valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number)

You will be required to enter your concession card number during ticket purchase for verification purposes, and should be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Meditation Hour is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 4 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

Meditation Hour is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

Ian Cleworth co-founded Taikoz in 1997 with shakuhachi Grand Master, Riley Lee, and has been the ensemble’s Artistic Director since. In 2005 he became full-time with the group after having spent 20 years as Principal Percussionist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and 16 years with internationally acclaimed Synergy Percussion.

Ian is a performer, composer, teacher, and a creative force. He has performed all over the world and collaborated with leading composers and performers for the the past 40 years.

As Artistic Director of Taikoz, he has collaborated and composed works for and with artists and companies as diverse as John Bell and the Bell Shakespeare Company, taiko greats Kenny Endo, Kaoru Watanabe, Eitetsu Hayashi, and Eitetsu Fuun no Kai, and choreographers Meryl Tankard and Anandavalli.

Everest Theatre

Tue 4 Oct 9pm

60 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies. 

Adult $30
Concession* $25
Full-time Student $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Concession tickets are available to:

  • Pensioners (with valid Pensioner Concession Card)
  • Health Care Card holders (with valid, government-issued Health Care Card)
  • MEAA members (with valid MEAA Membership Card)
  • Those who are unemployed (with valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number)

You will be required to enter your concession card number during ticket purchase for verification purposes, and should be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff.

If you are booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Read more.

Meditation Hour is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 4 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

Meditation Hour is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Presenting Artists Ian Cleworth (Rin), Joshua Hill (Percussion), John Napier (Cello, Voice), Kerryn Joyce (Hang), Ryuji Hamada (Shinobue), David Jones, and Carmen Warrington

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

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