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Decibel New Music Ensemble

Twin Peaks Was 30

Twin Peaks Was 30

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks film Fire Walk With Me (1992), WA-founded new music ensemble Decibel transforms PICA into a progressive concert environment of red velvet and haunting new music tunes in Twin Peaks Was 30.

Experience a series of unfolding compositions in a unique concert environment that pays tribute to the theme song’s composer, Angelo Badalamenti, and featured singer, Julee Cruise, with a 30-minute reworking of the original film score. Expect synth instrumentals and Cruise-inspired songs backed by signature twanging guitars and reverb-drenched soundscapes.

With lighting by celebrated designer Jenny Hector, the program features new compositions by Rebecca Erin Smith (WA), Matt Warren (Tasmania) and Rachael Dease (WA – who also sings in the program,) as well a work by Twin Peaks die-hard James Rushford (VIC).

Twin Peaks Was 30 is the second in the Decibel Was series that celebrates important dates in retrospect. It continues the ensemble’s ongoing explorations of arranging film and pop music for chamber music performances, adapting work from Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin, Scott Walker, Low and others.

Presented by PICA and Tura

Enjoy a complimentary Twin Peaks-inspired drink with your ticket.

About the Artist

Founded in Western Australia in 2009, Decibel is a six-piece new music ensemble focusing on the integration of acoustic and electronic instruments into chamber music performance. They received the APRA|AMC Award for Excellence in Experimental Music in 2011 and 2014 and in late 2022 undertook a successful tour across the UK

Artistic Director: Cat Hope
Light and Stage Design: Jenny Hector

Tura creates cultural experiences that connect us all in meaningful and surprising ways. Operating since 1987, Tura has been a producer and supporter of new music for 35 years, collaborating with many of Australia’s cultural institutions, festivals and artists. Widely recognised for its excellence and deep engagement, Tura is a leading organisation for presenting, producing, commissioning, exhibiting, publishing, advocating and supporting Australian cultural development. 



Supported by the A&M Fini Foundation and PICA’s Art Commissioners.

Tura’s Annual Program is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, in association with Lotterywest and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body. 






Image: Decibel New Music Ensemble, Twin Peaks Was 30, 2023, photo: Edify Media