At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

We are open today from 10am to 5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Stuart James, Christopher Tonkin, Rachael Dease, Sam Gillies, Johannes Luebbers, Henry Anderson, Cat Hope, Lindsay Vickery

WA Composers Project Residency

WA Composers Project Residency

Decibel are in residence at PICA with The Western Australian Composers Project, concluding with two concerts featuring all Western Australian world music premieres from a diverse range of composers such as Stuart James, Christopher Tonkin, Rachael Dease, Sam Gillies, Johannes Luebbers, Henry Anderson, Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery.

Decibel works with music that combines electronic and acoustic instruments. They also work with new ways of writing and reading music scores, using graphic notation and real-time score generation in many of the works. Decibel feature Cat Hope (director, flutes, bass), Lindsay Vickery (reeds, electronics), Stuart James (keyboard, percussion, electronics), Tristen Parr (cello) and Aaron Wyatt (viola, violin).

During the residency, some rehearsals will be open to the public, sharing the processes involved in creating new music works.

Rehearsals are open throughout the residency, drop in 10am -5pm to listen in to the creative-workings of Decibel New Music Ensemble!