Decibel New Music Ensemble are made up of some of Perth’s most talented Musicians:
Cat Hope: artistic director, flute, composer, electronics. Cat has a long career in new music and sound installation in Australia and internationally, having been an original member of the ALEA ensemble and directing a number of music and collaborative projects. Cat lectures at WAAPA, ECU in music technology, 20th century music history and composition and is featured in an upcoming book on Australian Women Composers written by Rosalind Appleby. She has directed a number of shows that cross music, theatre, dance, film, performance art and installation.
Lindsay Vickery: saxophone, clarinet, composition, electronics. Lindsay is active as a composer and performer across Europe, the USA and Asia. He is also a
highly regarded performer on reed instruments and electronics, touring as a soloist and with ensembles in many parts of the world. He was a founding member of ALEA New Music Ensemble (1987-92), Magnetic Pig (1992-), GRIT (2001-), US-based multimedia group SQUINT (2002-) and most recently HEDKIKR (2002-). He is known for his composition and performance with interactive electronics. He lectures in music at WAAPA, ECU.
Stuart James: piano, percussion, composition, electronics. Stuart is widely considered to be one of Australia’s main authorities on the interactive programming language, MaxMSP. He has performed in a number of new music ensembles and has had commissions from Tetrafide Percussion, the ABC, and has had performances of
his work by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, WASO New Music Ensemble, and Michael Kieran Harvey. As a performer he has been featured in Jonathan Mustards ensembles, and a range of self produced concerts of his own works and piano performances.
Tristen Parr: Violoncello. Tristen has recorded for the ABC, premiering new works of young Western Australian composers. At present he is a core member of the Perth music scene as a live performer, string arranger studio musician/ composer/ collaborator and teacher. Tristen is a member and creative partner of two prominent Perth groups; Schvendes, who have just released debut album Sweet Talk Your Enemies and Fall Electric whose debut album Measure and Step will be out later this
Aaron Wyatt: Violin/Viola Aaron is an accomplished violist who appears regularly with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. He directed the Resonator Quartet in a performance of Michelle Van der Aa’s Quadrivial for the 2008 Totally Huge New Music Festival. More recently he played for the premier of local composer Chris De
Groot’s new work Ménilmontant music for the 1927 silent film by Dmitri Kirsanoff and looks forward to continuing to support the work of local, Australian composers.
Dr Malcolm Riddoch: electronics, percussion, tour management. Malcolm has been actively involved in electronic music and new media artists since 1990 and is
currently lecturing in Music Technology at WAAPA, Edith Cowan University and also works in the multimedia industry specializing in interactivity for the internet as well as digital audio production. He is also Decibel’s web master!
Decibel are auspiced by Tura New Music, use Yvonne Doherty as their publicist, design by Jessyca Hutchens, video documentation by Dash Visual.