10 at 10 Melbourne Edition



Decibel New Music Ensemble was founded in Western Australia in 2009.

To celebrate ten years – four international tours, five recorded releases, over 70 commissioned works and 30 world premieres performed in Australia, Decibel commemorates with 10 concerts of 10 works across Australia in 2019. Performing Australian works commissioned and premiered by the ensemble.

Decibel 10 at 10 is supported by the WA State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Cat Hope Artistic Director, Flutes
Tristen Parr cello
Aaron Wyatt violin/viola
Lindsay Vickery reeds, electronics
Stuart James piano, percussion, electronics and spatialisation.
Louise Devenish percussion


Warren Burt
Another Noisy Lullaby (2009)

James Rushford
Espalier (2012)

Brigid Burke
Burning Antrils (2017)

Marcus Fusinato
Mass Black Implosion (Treatise, Cornelius Cardew) (reworked by Decibel 2017)

Carmen Chan
The Current State of Progress (2018)

Sam Dunscombe
West Park (2012)

Thembi Sodell
Your Sickness is Felt in My Body (2014)

Cat Hope
The Lowest Drawer (2014)


This production is part of the following series:

Metropolis New Music Festival 2019

A celebration of some of Australia’s – and the world’s – finest living composers, Metropolis New Music Festival showcases the Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to contemporary music.