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Mr

Alex Pertout

Senior Lecturer In Music (Improvisation)
Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music
Congas
Timbales
Bongos
Berimbau
Cajon
Bombo
Latin American Percussion
Afro-American Percussion
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Mr

Alex Pertout

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Afro-Latin American Percussion
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Mr

Alex Pertout

 

ALEX PERTOUTChilean born Alex Pertout has been recognised for decades as one of Australia's leading creative percussionists and with credits on hundreds of albums, soundtracks and jingles is undeniably one of Australia's most recorded musicians. He is a multi-award winning artist whose playing has graced number one charting singles and albums and many award-winning recordings.

As a versatile percussionist he has also attained credits as a member of numerous television orchestras, theatre orchestras, in countless live performances covering a wide musical spectrum as well as a respected educator and academic. In tandem he has developed a personal creative artistic career as a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording engineer, record producer, author and ensemble leader.As a founding member of the Australian Art Orchestra led by Paul Grabowsky he has toured Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania, has performed as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, has recording, performance and television orchestra credits with an array of artists including Powderfinger, Badi Assad, Shane Howard, James Morrison, Paul Kelly, Casiopea, Jackson Browne, Little River Band w/John Farnham, Archie Roach, Hunters & Collectors, Daryl Braithwaite, Goanna, The Black Sorrows, Tony Gould, Dave Valentin, Ute Lemper, Charlelie Couture, Redgum, The Commodores, Kutcha Edwards, Tommy Emmanuel, Tina Arena, Goanna, Kate Ceberano, Broderick Smith, Tom E Lewis, Brian Brown, Mondo Rock and Cezary Skubiszewski among many others. His percussive work can also be heard on numerous motion pictures including It Runs In The Family, Empire Falls, Crocodile Dundee, Gross Misconduct, Aladdin: The Return Of Jafar to name a few and in the theatre he has been a featured percussionist in The Lion King. He has released cds as a multi-instrumentalist producer/performer/composer, his productions have received critical acclaim and was humbled to be nominated and winning the 'Premio Internacional' at the 2015 Cuban Music Awards for the album 'Tales To Tell'. He was invited to perform at the XX Cubadisco Festival in Havana, Cuba in 2016, the tour supported by an Australia Council for the Arts Grant. His releases have featured an an array of outstanding national and international guests including Mike Stern, Tom Coster, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark Levine, Raul Rekow, Hossam Ramzy, Paul Grabowsky, Pancho Amat, Dave Valentín, David Jones and Miroslav Bukovsky to name a few. He is the author of 'Sight Reading: The Rhythm Book' published by Mel Bay, is a regular contributor to 'Drumscene' magazine and is endorsed internationally by Meinl percussion, Zildjian cymbals, Remo heads and Vic Firth sticks. He graduated with high distinction from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), holds a Master of Philosophy in Music degree from the Australian National University (ANU) and is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of VCA and MCM at the University of Melbourne. He is currently composing and recording a new album for 2018 release, recorded in Australia, Cuba, USA, Argentina and England. http://alexpertout.comhttp://therhythmbook.comAlex Pertout 'Cuba Travel Diary 2017' - Drumscene Magazine (Issue90 p22-23)http://www.drumscene.com.au/features/special-features/item/676-alex-pertout-–-travel-diary-cuba-2017

Projects

AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS▪ Australia Council for the Arts: Awarded a Project Touring Grant - Cuba 2016 Tour▪ Awarded 'Premio International' 2015 Cuban Music Awards for the album production Tales To Tell, Havana, Cuba▪ Jazziz On Disc Percussion On Fire: Winner with composition Salvador featured on Jazziz February 1997 cd release (USA) ▪ Skin Full Reader's Poll 1995: Awarded the 'Latin Percussion Award' Recognising Excellence in Australian Drumming▪ Kate Ceberano & Her Septet: Awarded a ‘Gold Disc’ as member of the septet for the album 'Live!'▪ Australian Art Orchestra: Awarded a 2005 Bell Award as founding member for 'Best Australian Ensemble'▪ Australian Art Orchestra: Awarded a 2004 Helpmann Award as founding member for 'Best Australian Contemporary Concert’▪ Australia Council for the Arts: Awarded a Project Touring Grant - Cuba 2016 Tour▪ Australia Council for the Arts: Awarded a Recording Grant - Lusambo CD▪ Australia Council for the Arts: Awarded an Ensemble Development Grant - Yambu Ensemble▪ University of Melbourne: Awarded a FSGS Grant for Cubadisco Music Festival and Confererence, Havana, Cuba▪ University of Melbourne: Awarded a FSGS Grant for International Society for Improvised Music Conference, New York, USA▪ Meinl Percussion: Recipient of international endorsement by leading percussion makers ▪ Zildian Cymbals: Recipient of international endorsement by leading cymbal makers▪ Vic Firth Sticks: Recipient of international endorsement by leading stick makers▪ Remo Heads: Recipient of international endorsement by leading drum head makers

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2015

'Premio Internacional' - Instituto Cubano De La Musica (Havana, Cuba)

2005

'Best Australian Ensemble' Bell Awards - Australian Art Orchestra

2004

'Best Australian Contemporary Concert’ Helpmann Award - Australian Art Orchestra

1997

'Percussion On Fire Award' - Jazziz On Disc (USA)

1995

'Latin Percussion Award' - Skin Full Reader's Poll

1990

‘Gold Disc Award' - Kate Ceberano & Her Septet Live!

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Lecturer In Music (Improvisation)

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music

Education

Education


Dip Music VCA

Victorian College of the Arts

MPhil ANU

Australian National University