Music, Creative Entertainment
There were three in the BED and the little one said...Bang! Crash! Thud! Don't expect to snooze lightly to Bed Percussion’s explosion of rousing metal, plastic and wood sounds that will deregulate your sleep cycle with repertoire ranging from Tchaikovsky to Beyonce. This is a unique percussion slumber party where you will be immersed in a state of undulating serenity then awoken with nightmarish exhilaration. Based in Melbourne, the award-winning trio BED Percussion combines the creative ambitions of Belinda Hogarth, Erica Rasmussen and David George. Since their formation in 2005, they have performed at a number of venues around Australia, including Iwaki Auditorium where they were featured as part of the “ABC Classic Sunday Live Concert Series”. BED Percussion enjoy performing music rarely seen or heard and write and arrange much of their own music. Leave your pyjamas at home; you've never heard a lullaby like this before.
In 2007 Bed Percussion was awarded first place in the “Optimum Percussion Australian Percussion Eisteddfod” and third prize in the “Boroondarra Eisteddfod Margaret & Murray Sharp Memorial Chamber Music Award”. Bed Percussion enjoy performing percussion music rarely seen or heard and write and arrange much of their music. They are also passionate and active educators, running workshops for schools and provide a series of master classes and repertoire nights for VCE percussion and drum-kit students.
Bed Percussion feature 30+ percussive instruments including Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glockenspiel, Drum Kit, Concert Bass Drum, Concert Toms, Floor Toms, Congas, Bongos, Pipes, Cymbals, Claves, Maracas, Woodblocks, Triangles, Finger Cymbals, Tambourines, and Guiros, just to name a few. The instrumentation varies with the repertoire. One piece might call for 3 pairs of hands clapping; another will call for 30+ instruments.