Decibel Ensemble


Formed in 2003 by the Irish composer Ed Bennett, and recently described by The Guardian as an ensemble that performs ‘unclassifiable, nervous, full of energy and imagination’ music, Decibel performs experimental, energetic, extreme and unusual works, outside of the normal musical categories. Their contemporary music mixes the sound of the amplified ensemble with electronics, improvisation and in some cases theatrical elements.

Aside from performing works by Ed Bennett, Decibel has worked with a wide range of composers such as Louis Andriessen, Heiner Goebbels, Laurence Crane, Howard Skempton, Michael Finnissy, Joe Cutler and Michael Wolters, and has performed first ever new works. The group also collaborates with artists from different disciplines such as videographers and choreographers.



Ed Bennett - Psychedelia - Album cover


CD 2020

Ed Bennett (feat. Decibel)


CD 2018

Ed Bennett and Decibel

Dzama Stories

CD 2011

Ed Bennett, Decibel and

Boogie Nights

CD 2014

Joe Cutler

Kathryn And Peter Play The Recorder

CD 2014

Michael Wolters