The Australian Creative Music Ensemble is a contemporary collective focused on improvising, and dedicated to the commissioning of new work. Working with the new generation of creative musicians and composers, and not afraid to challenge both its members and audiences, ACME seeks to investigate non-musical ideas and find new ways to create music.
Since its inception ACME has explored the creative possibilities of technology, creating site specific and responsive compositions, ambient works for forgotten public sound infrastructure, AI driven musical computer games, and pieces exploring the impact of processing upon sound.
“Hushed wordless vocals, reverberant saxophone and subtly dissonant strings began to morph into less distinguishable sounds; textures and tones merged, dreamlike, as though they were underwater. Gradually the digital manipulation subsided – bar the quiet tolling of a single, invisible piano…” – No New Noise premiere, The Age