Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

Percussive Pluralities

Welcome & Keynote

3 Oct 2022

In this Boom! keynote speech, acclaimed contemporary percussionist, Louise Devenish, explores a range of contemporary approaches to percussive practice: how we are making music, how we are presenting music, what does it sound like, why does it matter, and where this could lead us in the future.

Speech emceed by Boom! Artistic Director, Ian Cleworth.

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

Dr Louise Devenish is a contemporary percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration, and artistic research.

As a soloist and with ensembles Decibel, The Sound Collectors Lab, and Intercurrent, she develops new works exploring performance, notation, and collaborative creativity, performing around Australasia, Europe, North America, and the UK.

She has collaborated on recordings with her ensembles and others, released on Hat Hut, Listen/Hear, Immediata, Innova, Tall Poppies, and room40, including solo album music for percussion and electronics.

Louise is Senior Research Fellow and Percussion Coordinator at Monash University, where she is undertaking an Australian Research Council Fellowship (DECRA) in artistic research, creating five new works with collaborators working across music, visual arts, digital arts, and spatial design.

Keynote Speaker Louise Devenish
Emcee Ian Cleworth

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

Mon 3 Oct 11am

90 minutes (no interval). 

Free event; registration required.

Percussive Pluralities is 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 16+. Flash photography 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.

Dr Louise Devenish is a contemporary percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration, and artistic research.

As a soloist and with ensembles Decibel, The Sound Collectors Lab, and Intercurrent, she develops new works exploring performance, notation, and collaborative creativity, performing around Australasia, Europe, North America, and the UK.

She has collaborated on recordings with her ensembles and others, released on Hat Hut, Listen/Hear, Immediata, Innova, Tall Poppies, and room40, including solo album music for percussion and electronics.

Louise is Senior Research Fellow and Percussion Coordinator at Monash University, where she is undertaking an Australian Research Council Fellowship (DECRA) in artistic research, creating five new works with collaborators working across music, visual arts, digital arts, and spatial design.

Everest Theatre

Mon 3 Oct 11am

90 minutes (no interval). 

Free event; registration required.

Percussive Pluralities is 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 16+. Flash photography 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.

Keynote Speaker Louise Devenish
Emcee Ian Cleworth

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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