An excerpt from Longing (2011)
Cat Hope has developed hew own style of composition, which can be sweeping hour long electronic soundscapes for dance productions as well as songwriting, radiophonic works, notated and improvisational scores. She has developed a unique style of semi improvised composition that often employs electronic instruments such as turntables and radios. Her compositions are published and recorded on labels in Europe, America and Japan.
All of Cat's compositions are read from video scores and/ or on networked ipads. The application to read them can be found here. All 'paper' scores are available either on this site, or from the Australian Music Centre. You can download the video score versions (required for performance) and score player files (if you use the iPad app) from this site, on the page of the piece (see drop down menu above).
Below is a list of works. December 2010 saw the first commercial release of Hope's compositions on a Decibel release, available on hellosquare. A complete album of works will be released in September 2016 on Hat Hut records.
Select Compositions [ download as PDF]
2015 Dynamic Architecture 1 for solo contra bass and electronics. Commissioned by Mark Cauvin.
2015 her pockets full of inertia for flute choir. Commission through Pozible by Lamorna Nightingale, for the NOW Flutes ensemble
2015 Sub Aerial for percussion duo. Commissioned by The Sound Collectors.
2015 Erst for five instruments, synth and spatialisation. For Decibel.
2015 The Dying Pillow. For eight cymbals. Commissioned by Synergy for the 40x40 project.
2015. Feather. Acousmatic piece with Stuart James. Commissioned by Tura new music for the Totally Huge New Music Festival.
2015 Bravo Comound. For Laptop Orchestra. Commissioned by WALO.
2015 Tension Lines. For harp and electronics.
2015 Cetaphobia. Music for the film by Anna Nazzari and Erin Coates.
2014 Fourth Estate piano and electronics. Commissioned by Zubin Kanga
2014 Broken Approach. For bass drum kit. Commissioned by Vanessa Tomlinson. Premiered in Brisbane, November 2014.
2014 Pure. For string orchestra and percussion. For the Chicago Modern Orchestra.
2014 Wall Drawings. For string quartet and theremin. For Zephyr Quartet Premiered in Adelaide, November 2014.
2014 Tough it Out. for any instruments, spoken word and electronics.
2014 Signals Directorate. For bass clarinet and playback. For Lindsay Vickery. Premiered Prague, July 2014
2014 The Earth Defeats Me. for bass flute, bass clarinet and music concrete. Co-composed with Lionel Marchetti.
2014 The End of Abe Sada. For bass orchestra. For the Australian Bass Orchestra. Premiered at PICA, July 2014.
2014 Chrome Arrow. For four sustaining instruments. Premiered in Sydney, 2014.
2013 Lowest Drawer cello or double bass, bass flute, bass clarinet and electronics. Premiered at ABC Studios, Sydney, June 2013.
2013 Black Disciples three low voices and a.m. radios. Premiered at Sound Spectrum, May, 2013.
2013 Sogno 102. For ensemble and electronics. Commissioned by Decibel. Premiered at Scelsi Cage 101, Palermo, Italy, December 2013.
2013 The Moment of Disappearance. For orchestra. Commissioned by Kate McMillan. premiered Carriggeworks, November 2014.
2013 The Sinister Glamour of Modernity, for viola and piano. Commissed by Dawn Bennett. Premiered WAAPA, April 2013.
2012 Black Eels for piano, snare, 2 flutes and 2 turntables. Premiered at ABC studios in Sydney as part of the Everything Always program.
2012 Miss Fortune X for viola, cello, piano, am radio and bowed cymbals. See a live performance here.
2012 Juanita Nielsen for 2 violas, 2 celli, electric guitar and piano. A live performance can be seen here. Commissioned by Decibel.
2012 Platinum Fox for violin, cello,double bass, bass trombone, bass tuba, percussion. Commissioned by the Unviversity of Western Australia.
2012 Stella Degradation for piano, bass clarinet, violin, violoncello and percussion. Duo version for clarinet and cello. Commissioned by the SoundStream Collective.
2011 Chunk for grand piano and disklavier.
2011 Cruel and Usual for string quartet, 4 bass amps and electronics. Commissioned by the Atticus String Quartet.
2011 Longing, for five sustaining instruments. Commissioned by Decibel.
2010 Kuklinski’s Dream for 3 carving knives, three instruments and electronics. Commissioned by Golden Fur.
2010 The Possible Stories of Harry Power for three instruments, AM radio and MaxMSP (2010).
2010 Empire, for two instruments, two shoe throwers and electronics.
2010 Wolf at Harp for 4 drum kits (indie rock, jazz, death metal and classical percussion).Commissioned by Mona Foma.
2009 In the Cut for violin, cello, bass clarinet, bass guitar and turntable.
2008 Kingdom Come for 2 electronic musicians.
For Dance and Theatre
2012 Mountains Never Meet.For whilster, percussion and electronics.For choegraphy by Martin De Amo. Performed in Brazil, WAAPA (WA) and Riverside Theatre (NSW)
2010 The Trial. Music for the Berkoff adaptation of Kafka’s classic, Directed by Micheal Jenn.
2005 Women in Transit for electronics. Commissioned by Rakini, The Performance SPace, Sydney.
2002 The Other Woman,for drum solo. Black Swan Theatre, WA
2001 Savage Grace, for flute, bass and voice. Steamworks Theatre Productions
2001 Claustrophobia, for bass, cello and drums. Perth Fringe Festival, WA
2000 No Mans Land, Company Loaded, PICA
t1999 REM, Rakini Devi, in PICA’s DANCERS ARE SPACE EATERS festival
1999 Mindimi, Rakini Devi, PICA season
1998 The Virtual Goddess, bass and voice, for Rakini Devi, PICA and eastern states tour (live)
1998 The Velvet Palace (as director, voice, flute – live), PICA season
1997 Zenana, Kalika Dance Co, Artrage Festival, WA
1997 Cuore Elletrico, for flute solo Danielle Agosta Company, Italy
1992 Suttee, Rakini Devi, for flutes and bass, Artrage Festival (live)
Select Installation Commissions received
2013 Sound Of Decay, with Rob Muir. ISEA, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
2010 Islands of Incarceration, with Kate McMillan, Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island.
2009 Tremor, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne.
2008 Lost, with Kate McMillan installation, John Curtin Gallery, WA
2005 Plug, sound installation at Totally Huge New Music Festival, Moores Gallery WA
2005 Phonebox, Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Arts, RMIT, Melbounre, VIC
2005 Vouyeuages, National Review of Live Art, Midland WA
2005 Pickpocket, Perth International Arts Festival, John Curtin Gallery WA
2004 Homefear, New Directions new Media Arts Festival, SIngapore
2003 In/e/gress, National Review of Live Art, with cAVity, Midland WA
2003 Surface Paradise, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery with local artists, WA
2003 Rumble, Greenough village, with cAVity, Greenough, WA
2002 Jackie Hush, sound installation,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
2002 Drive, Artrage Festival, with K Ford, WA
2001 Fetish, Below the surface: Contemporary Australian Moving Imagery @ C.A.S.T, Tasmania
2014 Civitella Fellowship, Civitella Ranieri, Perugia, Italy.
2014 Visby International Composers Centre, Sweden.
2014 Peggy Glavnville Hicks House, Sydney, Australia.
2006 Theatreworks, Singapore, Asialink Performing Arts Residency
2006 Transit Lounge, Berlin, Germany
2004 Cavity at Titanik, Turku, Finland
2004 La Salle College for the Arts, Singapore
2003 Geraldton, WA
2003 TIME_PLACE_SPACE, Wagga Wagga NSW
2003 Creative Challenge, Awesome Festival, Katanning, WA
2003 cAVity at PICA
2003 cAVity at Greenough, WA