‘Augmented Trumpet – First Blood’ concert by Elliott Hughes

The premiere of Louisa’s new piece Drone Swarm, for trumpet and electronics will be at:

Augmented Trumpet – First Blood

Presenting the first compositions for Elliott Hughes‘ Augmented Trumpet. 

Six Melbourne composers have written new works for trumpet & electronics, designed to feature the homebuilt valve sensor that makes the instrument ‘augmented’. The sensor allows the electronics to synchronise with the acoustic sound through the movement of the valves, opening up new possibilities for each composer to explore.

Live visuals will accompany the new pieces, creating a multi-sensory experience.

On Saturday 4 August 2018 at 8:00pm



ABOUT: Drone Swarm

Story 1: Bees are dying at an alarming rate because of the actions of humans. Bees are responsible for 80 percent of the worlds pollination. In other words: they give us food! We need bees more than they need us, but we’re killing them.

Story 2: Drones (autonomous unmanned aircrafts) are powerful. Used in warfare since 2002, the ethics of this technology is very, very messy. Drone swarms (multiple drones) are even more dangerous and are currently being tested for warfare. 

What happens next? Choose your own adventure! 

(Both stories end with the smartest, richest, and prettiest humans moving to Mars)

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