Frequently Asked Questions
What is Speak Percussion?
Speak Percussion is a contemporary art music ensemble based in Victoria and internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of experimental and contemporary classical music. Speak has defined the sound of 21st century Australian percussion music through the creation and presentation of ambitious arts projects, presented throughout the world in concert halls, theatres, galleries and site-specific locations. For more information on Speak, please visit www.speakpercussion.com.
Do I need to be a percussionist to take part in Sounds Unheard?
No! Sounds Unheard is open to any Victorian secondary school musician student. If you’re a composer and/or performer interested in any kind of music – classical, rock, pop, electronic, improvised – there’s an activity for you in Sounds Unheard.
When and where are Sounds Unheard activities held?
Sounds Unheard activities are held outside of school hours, with most activities taking place in the Speak Percussion Studio in Thornbury or at Darebin Arts Centre. Select activities will take place in some of Victoria’s most highly recognised performance venues, with past examples including the Melbourne Recital Centre (Southbank), Arts House (North Melbourne) and Arts Centre Melbourne.
How much do Sounds Unheard activities cost?
All Sounds Unheard activities are free for all participants.
How do I apply for Sounds Unheard?
You can use our online form to apply for Sounds Unheard, or email Sounds Unheard Coordinator Kaylie Melville (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information or assistance.
Speak Percussion and Sounds Unheard acknowledge the support of the City of Darebin’s Community Grants Program and the Department of Education through the Strategic Partnerships Program.