13 JANUARY Seymour Centre $49 + BF
Disruption! The Voice of Drums
Disruption! The Voice of Drums
13 JANUARY Seymour Centre $49 + BF
Disruption! The Voice of Drums
$49 + BF
"hell bent on pushing the very definition of jazz… Earshift represents the future of Australian music.”
– NYC Jazz Records

Alongside the voice, the drum is the most elemental form of human expression. From prehistory to the present, we have used drums to conjure spirits, create ecstatic states of mind, bring communities together and put fear into the hearts of enemies.  

More recently, drums have been the heartbeat of music whose purpose is to disrupt, featuring in protests across the world from Hong Kong, to Russia and the United States.  

Jazz composer-saxophonist Jeremy Rose and the 8-piece Earshift Orchestra (Iron in the Blood, Sydney Festival 2020) return with a thrilling concert-length tribute to the timeless, visceral and disruptive power of the drum.  

Featuring drum virtuosi Simon Barker and his protégé, Korean-born Chloe Kim, with skilfully complementary big-screen projections created by Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig, Disruption! The Voice of Drums will be a riveting experience. 

Runtime: 60 mins


  • Seymour Centre

  • York Theatre
    Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road
    Chippendale 2008
Performance Times

Wed 13 Jan at 8pm

Ticketing and Pricing
  • Reserved Full Price – $49
    Reserved Concession – $44
    + booking fee

    Please note that paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
    If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.


Wheelchair Access
Access to all levels of the Centre is via lift and wheelchair seating is available in all venues. Accessible parking is located on Maze Cres within the University of Sydney and is a short distance to the Seymour Centre entrance.  

Assistive Listening
Hearing loops are located in the Everest and York Theatres. Optimal seats in the York Theatre are seats located in the centre block of the seating chart.  

Important Info

No recordings or photography permitted.

A strict lockout period applies. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Cast and Credits

Artistic Director, Composer, Saxophone Jeremy Rose
Composer, Drumming Soloist Simon Barker
Composer, Drumming Soloist Chloe Kim
Modular Synthesizer Ben Carey
Bass Jacques Emery
Guitar Hilary Geddes
Piano/Keyboards Novak Manojlovic
Trumpet Thomas Avgenicos
Video Artist Paul Mosig
Video Artist Rachel Peachey

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and Sydney Improvised Music Association.

Photo: Prudence Upton

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