Scale Variable 2015

Concert 1 After Julia: Decibel

7.30pm Monday 20 April
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
$25/$15 Buy Tickets Online

A sonic perspective on Australia’s first female Prime Minister.

After Julia is a concert of works by Australian women responding to a pivotal moment in contemporary Australian politics, Julia Gillard’s term in office. Featuring eight newly commissioned works by outstanding Australian composers, After Julia provides an opportunity to reflect on the situation Gillard faced with the consideration, sensitivity, and time only afforded by art practice, something distinctively lacking in the Australian media cycle that has provided the commentary to date.

Featuring a diverse collection of works utilising a small choir, spoken phrases turned into musical gestures, mouth organs and instructions from goldfish, this one night only concert celebrates Decibel’s ongoing engagement with experimental music practices.

Decibel are Cat Hope (director, flutes, bass, voice), Lindsay Vickery (reeds, electronics), Tristen Parr (Cello), Aaron Wyatt (viola, programming), Stuart James (piano, percussion, electronics), Louise Devenish (percussion)

Composed by Michaela Davies, André Greenwell, Cat Hope, Laura Lowther, Cathy Milliken, Kate Moore, Gail Priest & Thembi Soddell.