Matthias Schack-Arnott is a Melbourne based percussive artist working in contemporary classical and experimental music as a performer, composer and improvisor.
Schack-Arnott’s solo work explores unique and ambitious approaches to percussive performance, often involving the development of new instrumental set-ups built in collaboration with architects, engineers and technicians. His 2014 solo project, Fluvial, won the Green Room Award in the category ‘Outstanding Work by an Emerging Artist’. He is a finalist for the 2016 Melbourne Prize for Music in the ‘Development’ category.
At the age of 21 Schack-Arnott was invited to be the Artistic Associate of Speak Percussion, who recently won the 2016 Art Music Award for Excellence in Experimental Music and currently produce all of his work. He is a key part of the creative team and performs in almost all of Speak’s projects nationally and internationally.
As a guest artist Schack-Arnott appears with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, ELISION, Australian Art Orchestra and many leading musicians including Steve Reich, John Zorn, The Necks, Stephen O’Malley (Sun 0))), Liza Lim, Brett Dean, Anthony Pateras, Michael Pisaro, Robin Fox and Oren Ambarchi.
Performance highlights include Berliner Festspiele (Germany), Roullette (New York), CONNECT Festival (Sweden), Batteries IV Festival (Geneva), Taiwan National Concert Hall, Salihara (Jakarta) Red Gate Gallery (China), SPOR Festival (Denmark), Melbourne Festival, MONA FOMA & Dark Mofo.
‘virtuosic’ – The Wire
‘a consummate musician’ – ABC
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2017 Co-Presentation/ Field Sever Points