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Michael Askill

perc, *1952 AU
Musician / Composer of Classical and World

Australian nationality composer and percussionist born 1952 in Durban, South Africa. Studied percussion in Australia and France (Strasbourg). Played with most Australian orchestras (Sydney, Quennsland, Adelaide). Appointed percussion leader in the "Australian Elizabeth Theatre Trust Orchestra" of Sydney Opera House at the age of 19.

        
Instruments
  • Percussion
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Cymbals
  • Synthesizer
Genres
  • Classical
  • World
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Aman on Fata Morgana by Michael Askill & Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Asia Drum Suite: I. Al Arabi on Askill, M.: Air and Other Invisible Forces by Michael Askill
Under Desert Stars on Rhythm in the Abstract: Selected Pieces 1987-1999 by Michael Askill
Salome's Entrance on Salome by Michael Askill
Gassenhauer - Street Song on Your World Is An Amazing Place: World Music from Celestial Harmonies by Various Artists
Sufi House on Fata Morgana by Michael Askill & Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Suburban Tango on An Angel On The Bridge by Lindsay Cooper
The Hanging Garden on An Angel On The Bridge by Lindsay Cooper
Cool Water on Fata Morgana by Michael Askill & Omar Faruk Tekbilek
Marimba Dances on Australian Percussion by Michael Askill

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Invisible ForcesMichael Askill2009Album
SpaceFritz Hauser & Michael Askill2006Album
Rhythm In The Abstract - Selected Pieces 1987-1999Michael Askill2000Compil.
SalomeMichael Askill1998Album
Free_Radicals: \\ Voices, Percussion & DidgeridooMichael Askill With David Hudson, Alison Low Choy, Alison Eddington1997Album
TaikoSynergy Percussion, Ian Cleworth, Rebecca Lagos, Michael Askill, Colin Piper1996Album
Shoalhaven RiseRiley Lee, Michael Askill, Michael Atherton1995Album
Fata MorganaMichael Askill With Omar Faruk Tekbilek1995Album
Roads to Xanadu - The Genius That Was ChinaNigel Westlake & Michael Askill1990Album
Australian Percussion Music Vol 1Michael Askill1988Album
Australian PercussionMichael Askill1987Album
Southern CrossingsMichael Atherton, Michael Askill, John Napier1987Album
PercussionMichael Askill, Detlev Henri Kieffer - Johann Sebastian Bach / Louis-Claude Daquin / Tona Scherchen / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati1973Album
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