artv: composer profile, cat hope

video interview with artistic director, decibel

Cat Hope has been a driving force in the Perth contemporary music for many years. Her practice covers a wide variety of forms and styles, from rock and noise music to contemporary classical composition and gallery installation. In 2009 she started the new music ensemble Decibel which has rapidly proven itself to be a unique contribution to the Australian musical landscape, winning the inaugural award for Excellence in Experimental music at the 2011 APRA/AMC Art Music Awards. She completed a PhD from RMIT University entitled The Possibility of Infrasonic Music and was head of composition and music technology at WAAPA, ECU 2004- 2011. She currently holds a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship position at that same university. http://decibel.waapamusic.com/

You can download an audio recording of Decibel via realtime's soundcapsule #2.


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6 March 2012