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Decibel New Music

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Decibel New Music held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Sogno 102 : for bass flute, bass clarinet, piano, viola, cello and electronics by Cat Hope, from the CD Ephemeral Rivers

Articles by and about Decibel New Music

30 Nov 2009 Decibel by Kelly Curran and Ben Hamblin

These two reviews by our WA contributors Kelly Curran and Ben Hamblin bring us up-to-date about one of the latest developments of new music in Western Australia: the exciting new ensemble Decibel.

9 Mar 2011 Preparing for the Art Space - Decibel at PICA by Cat Hope

Decibel is a Perth-based group focused on combining electronic and acoustic music in performance and composition. Their artistic director, composer Cat Hope, discusses some of the challenges around commissioning artists across music forms.

4 Apr 2012 2012 Art Music Awards - comments by judging panels by Australian Music Centre

The Art Music Awards gala event held at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, on Tuesday 3 April 2012, honoured winners across ten national categories and in seven state awards. The comments below reflect the difficult task the judging panel members faced when choosing first the finalists and finally the winners from a considerable number of high-quality works. See also: '2012 Art Music Awards - winners' (news article on Resonate 4 April 2012.)

15 Apr 2021 Decibel New Music: 2 Minutes from Home by Daniel Portelli

Daniel Portelli takes a close look at Decibel New Music's 2 Minutes from Home series of video works, published online over the second half of 2020. Artists featured in the series were Louise Devenis‪h, Daniel Thorp‪e, Lionel Marchett‪i, Gail Pries‪t, Erik Griswold, Lindsay Vickery, Dominic Flynn, Jon Rose, Marina Rosenfeld, Cat Hope, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Stuart James, Thembi Soddell, Aaron Wyatt, Pedro Alvarez, J.G. Thirwell, Amanda Stewart, Tristen Parr, Cathy Milliken, and Haruka Hirayama - with bonus video by Karl Ockelford. All videos are available on the website, accompanied with rich supporting documentation.

Events featuring Decibel New Music

26 Jul 2022 VIC: Two Minutes From Home

11 Jul 2022 WA: Two Minutes From Home

28 Jun 2022 VIC: Revolution

24 Dec 2020 : 2 Minutes From Home

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World premieres given by Decibel New Music

Rapid same question : for bass flute, bass clarinet, cello, bass drum & live electronics by Christopher Tonkin— (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts)

Speechless : for four vocal soloists, Choir and Bass Orchestra by Cat Hope— 26 Feb 19 (Sunset Heritage Precinct, WA)

agitation techniques in a closed system : chamber ensemble by Lindsay Vickery— 3 Dec 18 (Subiaco Arts Centre, WA)

EXIT : flexible instrumentation by Felicity Wilcox— Sep 15 (Anime Program, PICA, Perth)

Shifrorl (unspecified voice with chamber ensemble) by Cathy Milliken— 8 Nov 14 (Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW)

Tough it out (live performance electronics) by Cat Hope— 8 Nov 14 (Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW)

Three songs after Julia : for voices and mixed ensemble by Hilary Bell and Andrée Greenwell— 8 Nov 14 ("After Julia" concert, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo, Sydney)

Goldfish variations : for two performers by Michaela Davies— 8 Nov 14 (Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, NSW)

Oil Drum (other/mixed percussion in chamber ensemble) by Kate Moore— 8 Nov 14 (Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW)

Sogno 102 : for bass flute, bass clarinet, piano, viola, cello and electronics by Cat Hope— Dec 13 (Cage/Scelsi 101 Festival in Palermo, Italy)

The Lowest drawer : electroacoustic by Cat Hope— 5 Jul 13 (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA))

The Lowest drawer : electroacoustic by Cat Hope— 22 Jun 13 (ABC Studio 22, Sydney, as part of ISEA)

Bury the sound (quintets: flute, clarinet, piano, cello, electronics) by Erik Griswold— 3 Dec 12 (Tura 25th Anniversary, Hackett Hall, Perth)

Miss Fortune X : for two strings, inside piano, percussion and AM static by Cat Hope— 3 Dec 12 (WA Museum, Perth)

Juanita Neilsen : for 2 celli, 2 violas, electric guitar and piano by Cat Hope— 3 Sep 12 (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art)

The Talking Board : electroacoustic by Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery— 19 Sep 11 (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), WA)

Agerasia : electroacoustic by Christopher de Groot— 20 Jun 11 (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA))

Empire : for shoes, instrument duo and electronics by Cat Hope— 1 Dec 10 (Createworld Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane)

Antibody by Lindsay Vickery— 18 Nov 09 (Callaway Music Auditorium, WA)

In the cut : for violin, cello, bass clarinet, distorted bass guitar and turntable/sin by Cat Hope— 10 Sep 09 (WAAPA Music Auditorium, WA)

Another noisy lullaby by Warren Burt— 10 Sep 09 (WAAPA Music Auditorium, WA)