The nexus of acoustic and electronic instruments.
Perth based, Decibel is a new music ensemble devoted to performing works that explore the nexus of acoustic and electronic instruments.
This program features works from Giacinto Scelsi’s (1905-1988) latter period as well as reworking’s and new compositions inspired by the composer.
An idol of Ennio Morricone’s Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza, and mentor to Alvin Curran among others, Scelsi’s work went largely unrecognised in his lifetime. His works offer a unique examination of minimal transition: many works featuring a micro-tonal detail that is applied to minimal note structures and innovative harmonic techniques.
The result is a delicate and particular sound world not unlike the spectral composers, with Scelsi’s approach noted by Italian composer Guiloi Castagnoli as sound seeming almost decomposed into a spectrum, rather than composed into combinations of notes.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, New Music Network and Tura New Music
In Nomine Tenebris
After Pranam II
Elegy per Ty
Mon 10 November 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)