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Aphids presents


A work for miniature percussion presented in the Netherlands.

"An intimate miracle" RealTime

After touring in 2009 in Belgium and the Netherlands, Aphids project Underground now tours to the Red Ear Festival of Contemporary Music in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Created by instrument artist Rosemary Joy and composer David Young for a miniature audience and 2-4 percussionists, the work has already been performed in Japan, Mexico, Brussels, the Hague, Sydney and Adelaide.

Underground is a musical performance unlike any other. Two percussionists perform with sculptural miniature percussionist instruments on tables. Audiences of eight are seated at the tables, close enough to reach out and touch the performance. This strangely familiar setting invites the audience to listen to subtle and intricate sounds in a completely different way.

Underground combines the intimacy of a small concert, with the beauty and intrigue of Rosemary Joy's hand-crafted miniature percussion instrument sculptures and music by composer David Young.

Presented as part of the Red Ear Festival of Contemporary Music, 26th of February 2011.

Artistic Team

Instrument Artist: Rosemary Joy
Composer David Young
Curved Wood Construction: Adam Stewart

Previous Presentations

Brugge­ Concertgebouw, Brugge, Belgium, 2009
Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Tilburg,­ Museum de Pont, 2009
Adelaide Performing Arts Market, Adelaide Festival Centre, 2008
Performed by Eugene Ughetti & Matthias Schack-Arnott
Live Works, Performance Space, Sydney, 2008
Performed by John Arcaro and Matthias Schack-Arnott
Foro Internacional de Educación Musical de Tampico, Mexico, 2007
Performed by Evaristo Aguilar and Daniel Saur
Yakumo Honjin, Shinji, Shimane, Japan, 2007
Percussionist Eugene Ughetti
Bains::Connective, Brussels, 2007
Performed by Annabelle Brown
Filmhuis Den Haag, Netherlands, 2007
Slagwerkgroep Den Haag: percussionists Claire Edwardes, Marcel Andriessen, Fedor Teunisse & Diego Espinosa.

Underground was created as part of an Aphids' residency at a disused clay mine in western Victoria, first performed by Matthias Schack-Arnott and Eugene Ughetti.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Image credit: Heidrun Lohr