Frontiers Festival: Decibel
Ed Bennett composer / artistic director / electronics
Daniele Rosina conductor
Mira Benjamin violin
Neil McGovern saxophones
Michelle Holloway recorders
Jack McNeil clarinets
Martyn Sanderson trombone
Paul Norman electric guitar
Sebastiano Dessanay bass
Eliza McCarthy piano
Damien Harron percussion
Music by composers from Birmingham Conservatoire
Formed by Irish composer Ed Bennett, the 10 piece ensemble explore experimental, energetic, extreme and unusual work which generally exists between, or outside the usual categories. They play new music which combines a direct amplified instrumental ensemble sound with electronics, improvisation and theatrical elements.
Apart from premiering many works by Ed Bennett, Decibel has worked with a diverse range of subversive composers and artists including Louis Andriessen, Heiner Goebbels, Laurence Crane, Howard Skempton, Michael Finnissy, Joe Cutler and Michael Wolters commissioning and premiering many new works. The group has also collaborated with artists from different disciplines including video artists and choreographers.
Forthcoming events in Frontiers Series
Forthcoming dates will be announced soon.