A work exploring the microphone as sonic object

New media artist Robin Fox collaborates with Speak’s Artistic Director, Eugene Ughetti, on a major new electro-acoustic spatialised performance work. TRANSDUCER places the microphone at the centre of the creative investigation and redefines its function and potential as an expressive musical object. Kinetic sculptures and unorthodox modes of transduction form the musical material of this virtuosic and conceptual Australian work. Presented alongside Karlheinz Stockhausen’s seminal work, MIKROPHONIE I, TRANSDUCER repurposes microphone technology to tease out the inextricable fundamentals of creating, reproducing and manipulating electronic and acoustic signal.

This performance was presented by Arts Centre Melbourne & Speak Percussion, at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 1 & 2 August 2014.

Composition & Concept: Robin Fox & Eugene Ughetti
Sound Designer: Byron Scullin
Spatialisation & Sound Processing: Robin Fox

Speak Percussion:
Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director)
Matthias Schack-Arnott (Artistic Associate)
Jennifer Torrence (Artistic Associate)
Louise Devenish

Video Documentation: Takeshi Kondo


Presented by Sonica Festival
October 2015
Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Presented by LASALLE
October 2015
LASALLE, Singapore

Presented by MONA FOMA
January 2015
PW1, Stage 2, MONA FOMA, Hobart

Presented by the Arts Centre Melbourne
7.30pm 1 & 2 August 2014
Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl – Linlithgow Ave

Presented at the Australian Performing Arts Market
Febuary 2014
Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium

Presented by Totally Huge New Music Festival
August 2013
Hackett Hall Gallery, Western Australian Museum
James Street, Perth

Date: 2014 Client: Speak Percussion Skills: Art Documentation Website: