Decibel New Music Ensemble Twin Peaks Was 30

DateMay 09 2024 - May 11 2024

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks film Fire Walk With Me (1992), WA-founded new music ensemble Decibel transforms PICA into a progressive concert environment teeming with red velvet and darkened portals in Twin Peaks Was 30.

Experience a series of unfolding compositions in a unique concert environment that pays tribute to the theme song’s composer, Angelo Badalamenti, and featured singer, Julee Cruise, with a 30-minute reworking of the original film score. Expect synth instrumentals and Cruise-inspired songs backed by signature twanging guitars and reverb-drenched soundscapes.

With lighting by celebrated designer Jenny Hector, the program features new compositions by Decibel’s composers as well as works by Australian artists (and Twin Peaks die-hards) James Rushford (VIC), Thembi Soddell (VIC) and new commissions by Rebecca E Smith (WA) and Matt Warren (TAS).

Twin Peaks Was 30 is the second in the Decibel Was series that celebrates important dates in retrospect. It continues the ensemble’s ongoing explorations of arranging film and pop music for chamber music performances, adapting work from Ennio Morricone, Lalo Schifrin, Scott Walker, Low and others.

Presented by PICA and Tura. Supported by PICA’s Art Commissioners.

Thursday 9 May | 7pm
Friday 10 May | 7pm
Saturday 11 May | 7pm