The Secret Noise

The Secret Noise is a major hybrid creative work, led by Dr Damien Ricketson. The project involved research into cultural practices that deliberately shield music from public life, the creation of new musical instruments and the composition of original live and electronic music. The live version of The Secret Noise occupied a unique artistic space between music, dance and installation and was premiered by Ensemble Offspring at the Sydney Town Hall in a season of sold-out performances in Nov 2014. The work won the ‘Instrumental Work of the Year’ in the 2015 Art Music Awards and recently showcased at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane at APAM 2016. A collection of recordings are also available on vinyl and CD via a website dedicated to the project:

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Image caption: Bree van Reyk and Narelle Benjamin in The Secret Noise. Photo by Heidrun Lohr