Foro Internacional de Educación Musical de Tampico, Bains::Connective & Filmhuis Den Haag


A Performance Work for Miniature Percussion

“an intimate miracle” – RealTime

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.


Instrument Artist – Rosemary Joy
Composer – David Young
Curved Wood Construction – Adam Stewart
Performers, Mexico – Evaristo Aguilar & Daniel Saur
Performers, Japan – Eugene Ughetti
Performers, Brussels – Annabelle Brown
Performers, Netherlands – Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, Claire Edwards, Marcel Andriessen, Fedor Teunisse & Diego Espinosa
Performers, Western Victoria – Matthias Schack-Arnott & Eugene Ughetti

APHIDS’ 2007 Underground tour was supported by Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Foro Internacional de Educación Musical de Tampico, Mexico
Espacio Cultural Metropolitano | Galería de Exposiciones Temporales
31 October

Yakumo Honjin, Shinji, Shimane, Japan
11 July

Bains::Connective, Brussels
22 June

Filmhuis Den Haag, Netherlands
15 – 17 June

Underground was created as part of an APHIDS residency at a disused clay mine in western Victoria

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.