Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

Point Line Area: A Percussion Ritual for 64 Percussionists

Dialogue & Demo - Live Online

4 Oct 2022

Swiss percussionist and composer, Fritz Hauser, talks with Boom! Artistic Director, Ian Cleworth, about his approach to rhythm, percussion, sound, music, conceptualising, composition, and much more, with particular reference to his latest work, Point Line Area.

Fritz will join live via video; Ian will appear live in person.

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

Born 1953 in Basel, Switzerland, Fritz Hauser develops solo programmes for percussion and drums, which he performs worldwide.

He has composed for percussion ensembles and soloists, chamber orchestras, and choirs. He has also composed sound installations for Therme Vals, Architekturmuseum Basel, Castel Burio Italy, Kunsthaus Zug, Fondation van Gogh in Arles, and the University of Zurich, among others, and has composed for radio plays, films, and readings.

He has created interdisciplinary works with the lighting designer, Brigitte Dubach, the director, Barbara Frey, the architect, Boa Baumann, and the choreographer, Kinsun Chan. In the field of percussion music, he plays and works with percussion soloists and ensembles all over the world. He has released numerous CDs as soloist and with various ensembles.

He is the 2012 Culture Prize winner of the City of Basel and Culture Prize winner Music Basel-Landschaft 1996. In summer 2018, he was composer-in-residence at the Lucerne Festival. For the next Ruhrtriennale under the direction of Barbara Frey, he will curate a percussion series spanning three years, from 2021 to 2023.

Presenting Artist Fritz Hauser

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 5:30pm

60 minutes (no interval). 

All Tickets $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

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.

Point Line Area: A Percussion Ritual for 64 Percussionists 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).

Point Line Area: A Percussion Ritual for 64 Percussionists 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 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.

Born 1953 in Basel, Switzerland, Fritz Hauser develops solo programmes for percussion and drums, which he performs worldwide.

He has composed for percussion ensembles and soloists, chamber orchestras, and choirs. He has also composed sound installations for Therme Vals, Architekturmuseum Basel, Castel Burio Italy, Kunsthaus Zug, Fondation van Gogh in Arles, and the University of Zurich, among others, and has composed for radio plays, films, and readings.

He has created interdisciplinary works with the lighting designer, Brigitte Dubach, the director, Barbara Frey, the architect, Boa Baumann, and the choreographer, Kinsun Chan. In the field of percussion music, he plays and works with percussion soloists and ensembles all over the world. He has released numerous CDs as soloist and with various ensembles.

He is the 2012 Culture Prize winner of the City of Basel and Culture Prize winner Music Basel-Landschaft 1996. In summer 2018, he was composer-in-residence at the Lucerne Festival. For the next Ruhrtriennale under the direction of Barbara Frey, he will curate a percussion series spanning three years, from 2021 to 2023.

Everest Theatre

Tue 4 Oct 5:30pm

60 minutes (no interval). 

All Tickets $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

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.

Point Line Area: A Percussion Ritual for 64 Percussionists 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).

Point Line Area: A Percussion Ritual for 64 Percussionists 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 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.

Presenting Artist Fritz Hauser

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.

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.

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