Screening: No Encore

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Screening: No Encore - A film by Kenta McGrath featuring Decibel

Free Screening | 7pm in the State Library of Western Australia Lecture Theatre | Documentary | Run time: 72 minutes.

Please join us after the screening for drinks at PICA Bar.

'No Encore' is a road movie and music documentary: a contemplation of the validity of forms of self expression; what’s meaningful, meaningless and what’s in between; and what happens when art is displaced from its comfortable natural habitat.

West Australian art music ensemble Decibel embark on a tour of regional Australia, taking their strange, confronting music to small towns and baffled locals who never saw it coming. Over a week, through a series of modest concerts and workshops, Decibel share their art and artmaking with the small communities they visit. Some locals show enthusiasm, curiosity and open-mindedness, while others are confused, irritated or try not to fall asleep.

A Fellini-esque improvisation workshop held by the group treads a fine line between art and absurdity. A concert is effectively overrun by children let off their leashes by their bemused parents, steering the performance toward an unexpected path. During the tour some of the locals make no secret in ridiculing Decibel’s art, and Decibel, in turn, make no secret in ridiculing theirs.

Featuring performances of pieces by Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Brian Eno, Percy Grainger, Alvin Lucier, The Velvet Underground and others.

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By: Tura New Music