We start with music in the Earth Day Art Model project, and mentoring the Summers Night composers , but there is more to come. Watch this space, and stay well.
Earth Day Art Model is a global telematic arts event held in recognition of International Earth Day, celebrating its fiftieth year. Telematic art synthesizes mediums such as live music, dance, drama and visual arts with Internet-based interactive media and performance content. The festival will host and stream performances and media by musicians, artists, writers, and others. The theme, “Living with the Earth” seeks to highlight current artistic perspectives, ranging from anecdotal sensory observations to the integration of scientific data in the form of remote sensing, climate models, and field recordings. Performers will connect via the Internet though the Tavel Center at IUPUI in Indianapolis, where works will be streamed over a 24 hour period beginning at midnight Universal Time Code (UTC).
The festival originally planned for either live telematic performances or fixed media works, but in the wake of the COVID-19 global crisis, most of the live, public concerts across the world had to be cancelled. As a result, the festival established a new segment, “Music in Place”, in with Decibel will feature performing works by Hope, Vickery and James.
More information here.
SUMMERS NIGHT 2020
Decibel is part of the second iteration of the Summers Night Mentoring Project for Female and Non-binary Composers. This biennial national mentoring project was established to support and mentor female and non-binary composers to create a new composition with the aim of growing the gender diversity of composers in music programs Australia-wide. The project is hosted by Tura new music, and four Decibel members make up the mentor team alongside members from Clocked Out (QLD) and SoundStream (SA). Mentoring will take place in 2020, and performances in 2021.
Find out more about the project and partners here.