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: Kuklinski's dream : for carving knives, bass clarinet, 2 strings and electronics by Cat Hope, from the CD Disintegration: Mutation
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.
Works commissioned by Decibel New Music
Works commissioned and written for Decibel New Music
Events featuring Decibel New Music
24 Dec 2020 : 2 Minutes From Home
11 Dec 2020 : 2 Minutes From Home
27 Nov 2020 : 2 Minutes From Home
13 Nov 2020 : 2 Minutes From Home
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)
Shifrorl (unspecified voice with chamber ensemble) by Cathy Milliken— 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)
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)
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)
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)