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19 September 2011
Main Gallery Space | Perth Insitute of Contemporary Arts.
Part of the 2011 Totally Huge New Music Festival.
This was the final of three concerts at PICA in 2011. Decibelhas chosen the main gallery space of PICA to stage these concerts to engage with music that is not necessarily tied up with ‘concert’ conventions or specifications and enjoy the nature of PICA’s unique building and acoustic. It is quite ironic that the visual art installation in the PICA main gallery at this moment features a prominent stadium seating, and in the performance space seating has been taken out for a sound installation! Camera Obscura celebrates this idea of cross fertilisation. Music is often experienced in association with constructed image. Through television, movies, music video, games and live performance trends, the listening experience is often tied in with visual action. Camera Obscura presents music written by composers that use image as an integral part of the conception, construction or performance of a work. It also represents a number of emerging composers, coming into the light.
In addition, Decibel performed Marina Rosenfeld's Cannons, at a different venue during the festival.
1 Austin Benjamin Buckett: Mothlight (2011) for flute, percussion and electronics [world premiere].
2 Lindsay Vickery/Cat Hope: The Talking Board (2011) for four instruments, electronic processing and spatialisation [world premiere].
3 Samuel Dunscombe: West Park (2011) for bass flute, bass clarinet and electronics.
4 Kynan Tan: Split Mirror Planes (2011) for bass flute, bass clarinet, cello, percussion and audio visuals [world premiere].
5 Marina Rosenfeld: WHITE LINES (2003 ongoing) for ensemble and projected score feat.Marina Rosenfeld (turntables).
projectionist Gerald Quinn
turntables Marina Rosenfeld