During the latter part of 2020 it became very clear that there was a freedom divide between members of Decibel based in Western Australia and members of the ensemble based in Victoria. It became evident on zoom meetings that we were dealing with a very divided country and very different living and working circumstances. After calling the Covid hotline for travel advice I was taken aback. After listening to all of the public service announcements and warnings which were then followed by some amazingly jovial hold music. I thought that this could be just the thing to be able to bring us all back together….
Hold Music Credit: excerpt from Harriet Goldberg – My Time To Fly (2011)
Tristen Parr chats to Artistic Director Cat Hope in this podcast.
Based in Perth, Western Australia, Tristen Parr is a classically trained and versatile acoustic and electric cellist specialising in new music performance and performer integrated sound design for theatre, dance and installation.
He has toured extensively throughout Australia, America, Canada, Asia and Europe, & has recorded for Germany’s SWR & the ABC performing across more than 50 recorded releases. Tristen is a founding member of Decibel, silent film band Viola Dana and art makers Praxis Collective as well as being part of many ongoing projects.
As a freelance sound designer he has been commissioned by the likes of Louisville Ballet, Yirra Yaakin, LINK Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, Steamworks Arts, Queensland Ballet, Barking Gecko, CANWA, Australian Maritime Museum, Geelong and Latrobe Regional Art Galleries along with many independent commissions.
Tristen has won numerous W.A. Music Industry and Fringe awards and has been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Music Direction.