Part cinema, part experimental music extravaganza, Decibel performs 20 two-minute works composed in the year 2020. The big twist? Each work is written in a radically different visual language for Decibel to decipher. Follow along in real time with stunning projections of the animated musical scores, as the ensemble transforms colours, shapes, lines and objects into music. There’s Aaron Wyatt’s Glisten that turns jewellery box treasures into an equally shimmering soundscape; Thembi Soddell’s Let Go of Control which sounds and looks like a gritty adventure into the unknown; Marina Rosenfeld’s self-referential and resolutely non-conformist A martial exercise in togetherness; J.G. Thirwell’s Angel of Retribution in which a minefield of colourful shapes and symbols explodes across the senses; and so much more. Open your ears, your eyes and your mind, in a concert like no other by acclaimed genre-disruptors Decibel.
The 21 videos have been made into a 46 minute film that has been shown at the Festival Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques, (Canada, February 2021), Earth Day Art Model Festival (USA, April 2021), TENOR International Conference on Music Notation and Representation, (Germany, May 2021) and Classical: NEXT Encore Showcase (The Netherlands, May 2021).
This tour has been made possible through the support of the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries and Monash University.