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Monday May 28, 2012 • 7.30PM
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre
This concert see’s a return to our commitment to new Western Australian and Australian works, as well as the showcasing of interesting and important international compositions and the exploration of new notation, electronic and acoustic instrument combinations. We are excited that this year we have a new series of commissions for Perth songwriters as part of our program, beginning with a work by Amber Fresh (aka Rabbit Island) in this
concert. This is in addition to five other world premieres of Decibel commissions by Australian and Western Australian composers. A fascination with the minutae of music has stimulated composers for most of the twentieth century. New levels of complexity, ways for reading and writing music, complex methods of sound distribution and the pulling apart and reassembling of sound through techniques such as granular synthesis all share this examination of small detail. This program features works where small parts are approached both conceptually and practically – through ideas, techniques, inspiration, notations, atmosphere and attention to detail. The beauty is often in the detail. Never underestimate concerns of scale.
1. David Kim-Boyle Point Studies #1 (2012)
for four pitched instruments and computer [World Premiere].
2. Anthony Pateras Trio (2012) for cello, piano and electronics [World premiere].
3. Joe Stawarz Cells (2012) for instruments and effects [World premiere].
4. Agostino Di Scipio Texture/Residue (2006) for any even number of instruments (wind and strings) and live electronics [Australian premiere].
5. J G Thirlwell Canaries in the Mineshaft/Edison Medicine (2002) arranged for flute, clarinet, piano, cello, violin/viola, sampler, percussion, LP and baby accordion [Australian premiere].
6. Amber Fresh Torndirrup (2012) for instruments and words [World premiere].
7. Cat Hope Liminum (2012) for instrument(s) and bass amplifier(s).
8. Lindsay Vickery EVP (2012) for instruments and electronics [World premiere].
9. Bohren and Der Club of Gore Prowler (2012) for tenor saxophone, piano, percussion, viola, cello and rain [Australian premiere]