A Mexican Wave

  • National Gallery of Australia LOT 7 King Edward Terrace Parkes, ACT, 2600 Australia

B2B MAGAZINE presents
In association with National Gallery of Australia
In collaboration with Speak Percussion
With the assistance of the Embassy of Mexico in Australia

CONCERT 22
A MEXICAN WAVE

Pioneers of percussion: Tambuco together with Speak Percussion.

It takes fifty years of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Australia to bring together these two great percussion ensembles, one from Mexico City, the other from Melbourne.

A Mexican Wave celebrates the great pioneers of percussion, the men who finally put percussion centre-stage: Amadeo Roldán, Carlos Chávez and Edgar Varése, together with composers from Mexico and Australia.  Marimbas and maracas, whips and stones, sirens and bells, this concert has it all, but above anything else, it showcases six creative musicians from opposite ends of the Pacific.

PROGRAM

Amadeo Roldán (1900-1939) Rítmicas (1930)

Javier Álvarez (b. 1956)  Temazcal (1984) for maracas and tape

María Granillo (b. 1962)  Orgánika (2008)

Andrián Pertout (b. 1963) Exposiciones for Glockenspiel and Tape, no. 392d (2005, Rev. 2007)

Carlos Chávez (1899-1978)  Toccata (1942)

            Allegro Sempre giusto

            Largo

            Allegro, un poco marziale 

 Paul Barker (b. 1956)  Stone Song, Stone Dance (2000)

Raúl Tudón (b. 1961) Rhythmic Structure of the Wind (2009) for open percussion ensemble and electronic sounds

Edgar Varése (1883-1965) Ionisation (1930)

ARTISTS
Tambuco percussion, Speak Percussion, members of the Canberra percussion community

TICKETS
Adult: $55.00, Concession: $50.00, Under 30: $35.00, Child: $25.00, Student Rush: $25.00

*Friends of the National Gallery of Australia are eligible for concession rates to this concert.

Please be advised that, due to factors beyond our control, the originally advertised A Wave and Waves has been replaced by A Mexican Wave. Still featuring pioneers of percussion Tambuco, together with Speak Percussion – some of the best percussionists in the world – A Mexican Wave is set to be every bit as exciting and engaging as the original programming.

Concert supported by CLAUDIA HYLES, JENNIE and BARRY CAMERON