The Black of the Star

The Black of the Star HERO
Friday 30 August 7pm Saturday 31 August 7pm

Science, sound and art converge in Gerard Grisey’s epic percussion masterwork Le Noir de l’Étoile.

Gerard Grisey has to be one of the most intriguing composers of the last century. With works that explore time, death and the transitory nature of art and sound, his music stands as some of the most strident in the contemporary repertoire.

Composed in 1990, this work is framed with the electro-magnetic recordings of rotating neutron stars that are millions of light years from earth. The pulsing energy of the cosmos is converted into sound, and in a brilliant weaving of live performance and electronics, we hear a rich counterpoint that emerges in this hour length work.

Join the ANAM Percussionists as they embark on this unique musical journey through one of the great works in the percussion ensemble repertoire.

Gerard GRISEY Le Noir de l'Étoile

Peter Neville (Head of Percussion) director/percussion
ANAM Percussionists


This performance will last 60 minutes, no interval.


This event includes moments of darkness, flashing lights and haze.


Please be aware that due to the nature of the work being presented, a lockout policy will be in effect for this event:

- No entry or re-entry will be permitted after the performance starts.

- Make sure to arrive on time to avoid any inconvenience.

- Plan accordingly and ensure you have everything you need before entering.


Photo by Abdul Min Muhaimin


For this event, tickets booked in advance are offered on a "pay what you wish" basis. In addition to a Standard price, we offer the option of paying A Little Extra for those who would like to contribute a little more, as well as the option of paying A Little LessRead more about the change here.

If you are booking over the phone, simply tell us your preferred ticket price. Tickets purchased at the door will be available at the Standard price and are subject to availability.

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