New Music Network and Melbourne Recital Centre present Decibel : Inner Space : The Giacinto Scelsi Project
- Date: Monday, 10 November 2014, 6pm
- Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $38 | Children: $28 | Concession: $28 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
Based in Perth, WA, Decibel is a new music ensemble devoted to performing works that explore the nexus of acoustic and electronic instruments. This program features works from Giacinto Scelsi’s (1905-1988) latter period as well as reworking’s and new compositions inspired by the composer. An idol of Ennio Morricone's Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza, and mentor to Alvin Curran amongst others, Scelsi's work went largely unrecognised in his life-time. His works offer a unique examination of minimal transition: many works featuring a microtonal detail that is applied to minimal note structures and innovative harmonic techniques. The result is a delicate and particular sound world not unlike the spectral composers, with Scelsi’s approach noted by Italian composer Guiloi Castagnoli as sound seeming almost decomposed into a spectrum, rather than composed into combinations of notes.
Featured non-Australian music: Scelsi, Morricone, Curran
- New work by Cat Hope
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