video and stereo fixed medium

World premiere of this video compilation

Like many other ensembles and art organisations, Decibel had it’s activity for 2020 cancelled or delayed until 2021. But we wanted to keep playing together, and provide support for our community of artists and audience during these difficult times. The 2 Minutes From Home project involved commissioning 20 new works, each only 2 minutes long, between July and December 2020. Every work was scored for the the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application designed by the ensemble to coordinate the reading of graphic notations. The score formed the basis of an audio visual work, created by videographer Karl Ockelford, where the musicians are seen performing alongside the score in 20 unique layouts, then shared on our social media channels. The selected composers are people from around the world that we have worked with in the past, and each ensemble member also contributes a piece. “beautiful, eye-catching miniatures” Angus McPherson, Limelight. “an interesting and challenging new take on playing and commissioning music” Ara Jansen, SeeSaw

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