Decibel New Music Ensemble

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The Difficult Commission Project

The Difficult Commission Project has been established to support Decibel to continue to commission material from Western Australian new music composers, emerging, established, now and into the future.

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What we are calling “difficult music,” in all its highly pleasurable and arresting forms, has not been targeted for support elsewhere. Decibel’s established reputation and track record makes the ensemble ideally placed to attain the best results from such a program, incorporating—uniquely in Australia—a unique mix of electronic and acoustic instruments.

In 2016 we plan to commission three new works from Australian composers for performance in our 2016 – 2017 concert programs. Your donation goes directly to the composers – not to administration costs.

The Difficult Commission Project is endorsed by Bryce Moore, Presenter of Difficult Listening, RTRFM

Decibel are:
Cat Hope – Artistic Director, flutes
Louise Devenish – percussion
Stuart James – piano, percussion, programming
Tristen Parr – ’cello
Lindsay Vickery – reeds, programming
Aaron Wyatt – viola, programming

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“… adventurous, inquisitive, challenging. They both honour and sabotage modernist traditions. They’re at times uplifting, at others, terrifying, and almost always, thought-provoking. Decibel are doing things that literally no-one else in the state, even the country, is doing…”
Lyndon Blue, Cool Perth Nights, June 2011

The Difficult Commission Project builds on Decibel’s track record and reputation for commissioning, premiering and performing new works from Australian composers of new musical forms.

Decibel is an award winning, Western Australian new music ensemble. It is a world leader in the integration of acoustic instruments and electronics and pioneering electronic score formats, including the Decibel ScorePlayer App.

Since the ensemble’s inception in 2009, Decibel has commissioned over 100 new works from Australian composers, such as Jon Rose, Alan Lamb, Ross Bolleter, Warren Burt, Eric Griswold and Antony Pateras.

Decibel given the Australian premiere of works by renowned international composers including Alvin Lucier [US], John Cage [US] and Giacinto Scelsi [IT]. Decibel has collaborated with world-renowned artists Eliane Radigue [FR], Werner Dafeldecker [GER], Agostino Di Scipio [IT], Alvin Curran [US] and David Toop.

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