Decibel Ensemble | 24 October, 7:30pm
The ‘concerto’ is one of the most familiar of classical music forms – a virtuosic solo performer in front of the orchestra. Decibel present a series of newly commissioned works composed for ensemble and electronic soloist, reworking the concept to put the spotlight on electronic instruments, with the ensemble taking on the role of the orchestra. The works feature soloists performing on instruments such as a digital Trautonium, laptop, Theremin, mobile phones, tactile electronics, bass guitar, electric harp and a pile of speakers.
Featuring world premieres by composers Catherine Ashley (WA), Pedro Alvarez (WA), Cat Hope (VIC), Stuart James (WA), Jos Mulder (WA), Mark Olivero (NSW), Dan Thorpe (SA), Christopher Tonkin (WA) and Meg Travers (WA).
“Adventurous, inquisitive, challenging. Decibel honour and sabotage modernist traditions.” – Cool Perth Nights
Presented with Tura New Music as part of the 13th Totally Huge New Music Festival
Director Cat Hope
Percussion Louise Devenish
Electronics/Keyboards Stuart James
Cello Tristen Parr
Reeds Lindsay Vickery
Violin/Viola, iOS Programming Aaron Wyatt
- Date & Time
Tuesday 24 October, 2017
Concession & Groups (6+): $22
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90 minutes (with interval)
PICA Performance Space
Electronic Concerto is presented with Tura New Music as part of The 13th Totally Huge New Music Festival, which is supported by the City of Perth. Commissions by Cat Hope (VIC), Mark Olivero (NSW), Dan Thorpe (SA) and Meg Travers (WA) have been made possible by the APRA AMC Commissioning Project. Commission by Catherine Ashley (WA) made possible by the Australia Cultural Fund project, The Difficult Commission.
Photo: Trainos Pakioufakis