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MATTRA
Matt Goddard (Vibraphone and Percussion), Tracey Patten (Marimba and Percussion)

Percussion Duo

MATTRA
Matt and Tracey were members of the Melbourne-based percussion quartet Woof! which presented its own concert series in Melbourne and was part of the Musica Viva in Schools programme in Victoria. In 1999 Woof! recorded a CD of the Tuneful Percussion Works of Percy Grainger. They have been performing together as Mattra Percussion Duo since 2000.

Programme:

  • Desert Celebration for Two Djembes – Matt Savage
  • Light as a Feather – Roland Stolk (1965-)
  • Edge of the World – Nathan Daughtrey (1975-)
  • Antiphon for Two Drummers – Paul Sarcich
  • Elegy for George – Paul Sarcich (1951-)
  • Suite Troileana II – Zita – Astor Piazolla (1921-1992) (Arranged MATTRA)
  • Suite Lumière No. 2 - Libertango – Astor Piazolla (1921-1992) (Arranged MATTRA)
  • failed to find work Clapping Music
Sunday 25 March 2018, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at door $15.00
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.

MATTRA

Matt and Tracey were members of the Melbourne-based percussion quartet Woof! which presented its own concert series in Melbourne and was part of the Musica Viva in Schools programme in Victoria. In 1999 Woof! recorded a CD of the Tuneful Percussion Works of Percy Grainger. They have been performing together as Mattra Percussion Duo since 2000.
Mattra has performed for Virtuosi Tasmania and on ABC Classic FM's "Sunday Live" as well as many other recitals which have included premieres of duo percussion works by international and local composers. Mattra's repertoire primarily comprises music for vibraphone and marimba as well as works for untuned percussion instruments.

Matt Goddard

Matt was born and bred in Hobart where he started his musical life as a drummer before moving to Melbourne where he studied classical percussion at the Victorian College of the Arts. As a freelance percussionist and tympanist in Melbourne he worked primarily with the Melbourne Symphony and regularly returned to Hobart to play with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
In 1998 Matt travelled to Japan where he worked as Guest Tympanist and Percussionist in the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa before returning to Tasmania in 1999 to take up his current position as Principal Tympanist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with the early music group, Sequenza.

Tracey Patten

Tracey began her percussion studies in Adelaide and went on to complete an Honours Degree in Music from the Victorian College of the Arts. After receiving the Willem Van Otterloo Orchestral Prize, Tracey then studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Music in Amsterdam, with Principals from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and various leading European freelance players. Tracey is a freelance orchestral percussionist, augmenting the Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and playing in many professional music theatre productions. She is currently a regular casual percussionist and timpanist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Chamber music has always been a passion and she played in the Melbourne based, Aria nominated percussion quartet “Woof!” which debuted many percussion quartets in their concert series and toured hundreds of Victorian schools for MusicaViva. Tracey also plays in the duo “Mattra” with Principal Timpanist of the Tasmanian Symphony, Matthew Goddard, and recently toured for Virtuosi Tasmania, performing Stravinsky’s Soldiers Tale. She has also premiered many solo works for percussion. Tracey has taught in various schools in Melbourne, and at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts. She currently teaches at the Friends’ School in Hobart and for the Tasmanian Education Department. She also presents workshops/tutorials for various schools and groups in Hobart and adjudicated the percussion solos for the National Band Championships in 2004 and 2017. As an AYO alumni, Tracey is committed to supporting youth music and has been involved with TYO for many years as the Percussion Ensemble director, ensemble tutor, board member and artistic adviser. She has also tutored at AYO’s Young Symphonists Camp and been a panel member for various AYO programs.

Kerry Thompson – Artist

Thompson Kerry Glover finalist, Kerry Thompson, has been a successful cartoonist (including for The Sydney Morning Herald), illustrator, and author for over 30 years under her nom de plume, “Kerry Millard”. In 2008 Kerry began exploring with acrylics on canvas, leaping into a search for new ways of freezing moments in paint.

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