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Australian new music ensemble Decibel tours UK
November 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Decibel is an Australian new music ensemble that integrates acoustic and electronic instruments in chamber music performance. Founded in 2009, the performers are world-leading interpreters of graphic notations, and pioneer digital score formats for composition and performance.
Their first visit to the UK will feature a two-week tour including concerts of Australian and UK compositions, research seminars, workshopping of student works and recording projects.
21 & 23 November 2022
Australian Animated Notation program
A selection of compositions commissioned by Decibel, including composers within the ensemble, with assistance of the Australia Council and WA DCA, featuring the Decibel ScorePlayer app (developed by the ensemble, available on the Apple App store).
26 November 2022
Cat Hope Monograph
A selection of works by Victorian composer Cat Hope, featuring the Decibel ScorePlayer app, and release ‘Cat Hope: Decibel’ (Ezz-Thetics Switzerland, CD, 2022)
29 November 2022
2 Minutes from Home
21 x 2 minute compositional minutures for the Decibel ScorePlayer app, presented on screen as films. Commissions supported by the Australia Council
30 November 2022
Lionel Marchetti ‘Inland Lake’
A major 40 minute composition performed by Decibel by this French composer, released on Australian label Room 40 2022.
2 December 2022
Never at Sea
Collaboration with Australian conductor Kelly Lovelady and the Ruthless Jabiru Orchestra. Features world premiere of a new work by Cat Hope, as well as work by Lindsay Vickery (WA), Pedro Alvarez (WA) and a work conducted by Indigenous artist/Decibel member Aaron Wyatt (VIC).
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