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Globally heralded as leaders in new music and the pinnacle of percussive exploration, Synergy Percussion & Taikoz are at the origin, present and future of Australian art music. Inspired by invention and mastery, our vibrant work challenges audiences, supports new generations and enriches Australia's culture.
Our ensembles are the only Australian percussion groups regularly asked to collaborate with major performing arts companies such as SSO, MSO, ACO, SDC & Bell Shakespeare.
We are frequently invited to perform internationally. Our commitment to new work has resulted in more than 200 commissioned works that are among the most often played percussion music worldwide. Composers include Reich, Sculthorpe, Westlake, Edwards, Kats-Chernin, Pateras, Brophy, Smetanin, Skipworth, Stanhope, Eotvos, Hope, Bucket, Sandy Evans, Andrea Molino, Michael Gordon. Creative partnerships include Kodo, Noreum Machi, Hossam Ramzy, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Kaoru Watanabe, Trilok Gurtu SDC & Meryl Tankard.