Hey Hey It’s Tuesday: Arts House Melbourne’s ‘Scream Star’ is for anyone raised on a diet of TV

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Hey Hey It’s Tuesday: Arts House Melbourne’s ‘Scream Star’ is for anyone raised on a diet of TV

Scream Star

Speak Percussion commissioned three composers to create 'Scream Star' – a live music performance collision of sound and screen with mashed-up projection and percussion.

Scream Star marks the first collaboration between the compositional voices of Matthew Shlomowitz, Johannes Kreidler and Jessie Marino, who are experienced at integrating screen-based media into live performances.

From canned laughter to green screens, foley artists to house bands, this trio of unexpected works digs deep into the visual unconscious shared by anyone raised on a diet of TV and film. London-based composer, Matthew Shlomowitz creates an imaginary variety show: Hey Hey It’s Tuesday and plays with crowd reactions from televised studio audiences by giving them a new context that emphasises genuine and manufactured responses.

What you need to know

  • Scream Star by Speak Percussion
  • 18 – 21 August 2022
  • Arts House Melbourne

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German composer, Johannes Kreidler exploits and reassembles the green screen in head-spinning ways where space and time are dislocated, animated and split apart. Jessie Marino – from Long Island in New York – attempts to dazzle with lights, haze, screens and blinds to produce a kaleidoscopic riot of light and sound.

Scream Star say they’re giving their percussionists Eugene Ughetti, Kaylie Melville and Hamish Upton agency to create a sonic experiment full of drama and delirium.

Speak Percussion artistic director Eugene Ughetti says: “Scream Star is a dream project – it brings together three of the world’s most fascinating compositional voices in new music. Conceptually and aesthetically these three works push percussion practice into some very fertile and exciting territory which I can’t wait to share with our audience,” said Ughetti.

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