Catch Strike, New Zealand’s high energy percussionists in their stage show – Elemental – for the first time in Auckland.

An intimate yet spectacular percussion stage show, Elemental explores New Zealand’s natural rhythms and environment.

Harnessing the sonic power of water, fire, earth and the airwaves witness a breathtaking journey of sound manipulation, choreography, rhythmic intricacy and invention. Using custom built hydrophones, pyrophones, dippophones, Bedford trucks, and traditional percussion instruments, even your regular old drums – you name it, Strike will hit it.

In heavy demand as percussionists for large events like the final of the Rugby World Cup, through to playing to thousands of school children every year, Strike have something for everyone.

Since their inception in 1993, Strike have combined the talents of some of New Zealand’s best musicians, dancers and symphony orchestras with Pacific, classical and contemporary music, movement and theatre.

The group features founding member Murray Hickman (Chamber Music NZ, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and NZSO), performers Takumi Motokawa, Tom Scrase, Leni Sulusi, Tim Whitta and compositions by Gareth Farr.

They have toured nationally and internationally and performed with groups as diverse as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Kora and individually they have worked with artists like Don McGlashan, John Psathas, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Joe Cocker. Recent Strike shows include appearances at Taiwan International Percussion Festival and with Hayley Westenra at the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final. 

Fusion Of The Elements Strikes a Glorious Chord
‘… very much a show, rather than a concert. Filled with movement, shadow, space, light, darkness, mime and — most gloriously — drums, Strike’s Elemental is the best show I have seen from this talented quartet’ Simon Sweetman - Dominion Post, 2008

Strike: Elemental is part of the Q Presents 2013 season - a venue partnership programme established to support the growth and development of New Zealand's performing arts sector.