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

Random Audio Sample: Kuklinski's dream : for carving knives, bass clarinet, 2 strings and MaxMSP by Cat Hope, from the CD Disintegration: Mutation

Articles by and about Decibel

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.

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.

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.)

CDs, Books and Kits featuring Decibel

CD: Disintegration: Mutation / Decibel.

World premieres given by Decibel

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

Oil drums by Kate Moore— 8 Nov 14 (Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW)

Shifrorl by Cathy Milliken— 8 Nov 14 (Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW)

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

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

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

Sogno 102 : electroacoustic 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 : chamber ensemble by Cat Hope— 3 Dec 12 (WA Museum, Perth)

Juanita Neilsen : chamber ensemble by Cat Hope— 3 Sep 12 (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art)

Exquisite Corpse by Lindsay Vickery and Cat Hope— 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, instruments and 2 MaxMSP sound processors 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 by Cat Hope— 10 Sep 09 (WAAPA Music Auditorium, WA)

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