Speaking in Tones

A story about life, death, and parking cars

Presented by the Melbourne Fringe Festival

Speaking in Tones is the latest cross-platform project from filmmaker and musician Agatha Yim. From whale songs to a London parking lot, this mishmash of contemporary music, theatre, and film, explores the possibilities of communication beyond words, and the processes of the creative mind.

Featuring the haunting theatrics of George Crumb’s ‘Vox Balaenae’ (Voice of the Whale), the world premiere of Michael Slayton’s ‘Mirórs’ inspired by the paintings of Miró, and an Australian premiere of Yim’s own experimental cross-platform radio play, ‘Speaking in Tones’.

This project brings together some of Australia’s finest talent such as actress Stephanie Valenzuela; musicians Michael Dahlenburg (cellist, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra), Leigh Harrold (pianist, Syzygy Ensemble), Francesca Hiew (violinist,  Australian String Quartet), and Kenny Keppel (clarinetist, ANAM).

DATE: Thursday 24th September 2015

TIME: 7.30pm

VENUE: 75 Reid Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

TICKETS: $25 (Full), $20 (Concession), $15 (price per ticket for Group 6+)

To purchase tickets, please click here


George CRUMB: Vox Balaenae (‘Voice of the Whale’)


Agatha YIM: Speaking in Tones *AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE*

For online bookings please visit or call 03 9660 9666 for phone bookings



The Lord of the Rings- RAAF Band Performance

Looking forward to performing with the Royal Australian Airforce Band again for their upcoming gig at the Melbourne Town Hall.

Details are as follows:

2pm (doors open at 1.30pm).  Entry is free.


JS Bach: Fugue in G minor ‘The Little’ BWV 578

Gioachino Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture

100 Years of ANZAC Tribute

Johan de Meij: Symphony No. 1 ‘The Lord of the Rings’


Undine: The Spirit of Water

As part of the 2015 Metropolis New Music Festival, I’ll be presenting a collaborative project with Syzygy Ensemble titled,  Undine: The Spirit of Water.  It’s a fluid cross-platform project involving contemporary music, sound, and abstract film narrative, inspired by the folk tale of Undine and the essence of water.

The event will take place on Wednesday 6 May 6pm at the Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre.

For more information please click Undine.

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