Tim White

WAAPA’s award-winning Defying Gravity percussion ensemble creates a new world of sound, where sparkling rhythms and seductive melodies mix with an astonishing array of percussion instruments from around the world.

Formed by twenty percussionists at Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia, Defying Gravity performs around 25 concerts a year and has established a national following through its recordings and broadcasts for ABC Classic FM.

The director of Defying Gravity is Tim White, lecturer in percussion at the WA Academy of Performing Arts and Principal Percussion with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Defying Gravity presents a vibrant selection of music that combines melodic
beauty with the overwhelming power of rhythm - and the fun of ‘Stomp’!

“Compelling listening... enchanted the ear”
- Neville Cohn, The West Australian

“Technical virtuosity and sensual pleasure”
- David Hough, The West Australian

“Magic is exactly what this group performs. They’re not just artists, they’re sorcerers-extraordinaire!”
- Steve Spain, Harambee Magazine

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  • Classical
  • Percussion
  • Concerts