Speak Percussion – Richard Barrett Portrait

The Barrett Portrait Concert was presented by SIAL Sound Studios and Speak Percussion in The Design, RMIT University. The concert was part of the 2014 SPEAK Emerging Composers Workshops delivered in partnership with SIAL Sound Studios.



• Richard Barrett – urlicht (3 vibraphones, percussion and eight channel electronics) WORLD PREMIERE
• Richard Barrett – codex XIV (3 percussion and live electronics) WORLD PREMIERE
• Richard Barrett – abglanzbeladen/auseinandergeschrieben (solo percussion)
• Richard Barrett – solo electronics improvisation

• Richard Barrett: Live Electronics
• Eugene Ughetti: Artistic Director, Percussion
• Matthias Schack: Arnott: Artistic Associate, Percussion
• Peter Neville: Percussion
• Lawrence Harvey: Spatialisation
• Jeffrey Hannam: Technical Direction
• Jordan Koster: Technical Assistant


Featuring Barrett on live electronics, this visceral music was informed by science, ethics and literature, and explores the utter extremes of instrumental performance.

A recording of the performance can be found on the Speak Percussion Bandcamp page here.

26th of July, 2014

RMIT Design Hub, RMIT University, Melbourne