POLAR FORCE, SPEAK PERCUSSION


Polar Force evokes the beauty and infinite complexity of Antarctica.
New high fidelity field recordings, made by Phil Samartzis, in the Australian Antarctic Territory are augmented by custom built musical instruments made to manipulate pressurised air, water and ice.  Polar Force is an investigation of extreme wind and ice and pristine Antarctic field recordings combined with live industrial percussion to envelope the audience in a visceral soundscape and performance environment. 

SEASONS OF POLAR FORCE

PICA, Perth, 2019

Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, 2018

ARTISTS

Composer and Co-Director
Eugene Ughetti

Co-Director:
Clare Britton

Sound Design & Field Recordings:
Phil Samartzis

Percussionists:
Matthias Schack-Arnott & Eugene Ughetti

Instrument Design & Consultation:  
Malte Wagenfield & Students (RMIT Industrial Design)

Lighting Designer:
Keith Tucker – Megafun

Production & Technical Manager:
Megafun

Producer: 
Michaela Coventry

Phillip Samartzis and Bryony Jackson photographs