Photo by Guy Fleming
Cat Hope is a composer, sound artist, writer, performer, songwriter, artistic director and noise artist.
She is a classically trained flautist, self taught vocalist and experimental bassist who plays as a soloist and as part of other groups, such as the multi bass improvisation project Abe Sada. She is the director of Decibel new music ensemble which tours and performs her work and commissions others. In 2014 she was awarded the Peggy Glanville Hicks Residency in Sydney, Australia, and a Churchill Fellowship to study digital graphic notation. In 2011 she won the Inaugral Award for Excellence in Experimental Music at the APRA AMC Art Awards and was a finalist in the WA Citizen of the Year Awards in the Arts and Culture category. In 2012 she won the peoples choice in the networked performance category for her piece Black Emperor in the International Space Time Concerto Competition. Her work tends to explore the potential of digital graphic notation, low frequency sound, drone, noise and glissandi. She has written works for the London Improvisors orchestra, the Chicago Modern Orchestra and a range of ensembles and soloists.
… of the five works on the program, composer Cat Hope's was the most successful…she shows that “new music” can be both accessible and relevant.” Josophine Giles, Aussie Theatre, July 2012.
“.. work of great psychological and theatrical impact” Chris Reid, Realtime, 2011.