Electronic Concerto

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

    Creative Team
    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

  • Tickets

    Standard: $32
    Members: $26
    Concession & Groups (6+): $22

  • Bookings

    info@pica.org.au | 9228 6300
    or in person at PICA reception

  • Duration

    90 minutes (with interval)

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space