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Random Audio Sample: In the cut : for violin, cello, bass clarinet, distorted bass guitar and turntable/sin 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.)
Works commissioned by Decibel
Works commissioned and written for Decibel
CDs, Books and Kits featuring Decibel
Events featuring 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 (other/mixed percussion in chamber ensemble) by Kate Moore— 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)
Shifrorl (unspecified voice with chamber ensemble) by Cathy Milliken— 8 Nov 14 (Eugene Goossens Hall, NSW)
Bury the sound (quintets: flute, clarinet, piano, cello, electronics) by Erik Griswold— 3 Dec 12 (Tura 25th Anniversary, Hackett Hall, Perth)
Juanita Neilsen : for 2 celli, 2 violas, electric guitar and piano by Cat Hope— 3 Sep 12 (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art)
Empire : for shoes, instrument duo and electronics by Cat Hope— 1 Dec 10 (Createworld Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane)
In the cut : for violin, cello, bass clarinet, distorted bass guitar and turntable/sin by Cat Hope— 10 Sep 09 (WAAPA Music Auditorium, WA)