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Two Minutes From Home


Two Minutes From Home

  • Date: Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 6pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $40 | Concession: $29 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Decibel New Music Ensemble. Decibel makes music for curious minds. Bridging the divide between acoustic and electronic; classical and contemporary; traditional and avant-garde; the ensemble is a boundary-breaking force in chamber music. Over the last decade, Decibel has commissioned over 70 new works, collaborated with a who’s who of iconic Australian composers, put its stamp on music by pioneers such as John Cage and The Velvet Underground, and championed inspired new ways of music-making. Part cinema, part experimental music extravaganza, Decibel performs 20 two-minute works composed in the year 2020. The big twist? Each work is written in a radically different visual language for Decibel to decipher. Follow along in real time with stunning projections of the animated musical scores, as the ensemble transforms colours, shapes, lines and objects into music. There’s Aaron Wyatt’s 'Glisten' that turns jewellery box treasures into an equally shimmering soundscape; Thembi Soddell’s 'Let Go of Control' which sounds and looks like a gritty adventure into the unknown; Marina Rosenfeld’s self-referential and resolutely non-conformist 'A martial exercise in togetherness'; J.G. Thirwell’s 'Angel of Retribution' in which a minefield of colourful shapes and symbols explodes across the senses; and so much more. Open your ears, your eyes and your mind, in a concert like no other by acclaimed genre-disruptors Decibel.

Featured non-Australian music: Lionel Marchetti (France) – La Patience, Marina Rosenfeld (USA) – A martial exercise in togetherness, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir (Iceland/USA) - SOAP, Haruka Hirayama (Japan) – Tsumotta Yuki [bonus video/performance]

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to info@decibelnewmusic.com

Featured Australian Works

Always Quiet (audiovisual work) (2020) by Dominic Flynn
— performed by Decibel New Music
Data data (audiovisual work) (2020) by Jon Rose
— performed by Decibel New Music
Delay Taints (audiovisual work) (2020) by Cat Hope
— performed by Decibel New Music
Mueller (audiovisual work) (2020)
— performed by Decibel New Music
Pandemic (audiovisual work) (2020) by Erik Griswold
— performed by Decibel New Music
Soup (Tautology 12) (audiovisual work) (2020) by Amanda Stewart
— performed by Decibel New Music
Taut : chamber ensemble by Louise Devenish
— performed by Decibel New Music
View from Vega II (audiovisual work) (2020) by Cathy Milliken
— performed by Decibel New Music
 6 Grades of Grain by Gail Priest
 Chronotope Situation No. 2 by Pedro Alvarez
 counterpoise by Stuart James
 Glisten by Aaron Wyatt
 Let Go of Control by Thembi Soddell
 none of this is useful after midnight by Dan Thorpe
 Roll With It by Karl Ockelford
 Us and Them by Tristen Parr

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