Two Minutes From Home
20 x 2 Minute
Commissions for 2020
DECIBEL NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
20 x 2 minute online compositions commissioned for 2020
Like many other ensembles and art organisations, Decibel had it's activity for 2020 cancelled or delayed until 2021. But we wanted to keep playing while we are #alonetogether, whilst providing some support for our community of artists and audience.
"beautiful, eye-catching miniatures" Angus McPherson, Limelight.
"an interesting and challenging new take on playing and commissioning music" Ara Jansen, SeeSaw
We launched our “2 Minutes From Home” project in July 2020, where we commission 20 x 2 minute works for the Decibel ScorePlayer from artists we have worked with in the past, including pieces from each ensemble member. Each work is presented as a video release, showing the ensemble playing their parts in their home alongside the score. These were released every 2 weeks between July to December 2020 on our website and social media channels. Each one is accompanied by a podcast about the process and the composers experience of the pandemic.
The full suite of works premieres as a singular video online at the Montreal New Music Festival in February 2021, at Earth Day Art Model 2021 in April, and the entire set will be performed live in Melbourne in July.