Cat Hope is creating a new work for the 35 piece London Improvisors Orchestra, which will be recorded later this month, at the Rivoli Ballroom in London. The work is for a new video work by Kate McMillan, with whom Cat has collaborated in the past. The work is entitled 'The Moment of Dissapearance'.
Cat Hope was nominated for Award for Excellence for an Individual, for supporting and growing new music in Western Australia. The citation reads:
"Cat Hope is noted for her championing of new music as a composer, musician, director, educator and researcher and through her work as artistic director for Decibel. Amongst her many achievements in 2012, she secured the International Computer Music Conference in Perth and commenced the online archive of Western Australia new music from 1970 to the present - a project that will preserve Western Australian music into perpetuity. She is to be commended for her tireless support of young musicians and composers and new music in Western Australia".
See the four nominees described here.
Cat has contributed to Domenico Scaijno's Sonic Shuffle project, and the app is almost ready to go!
Music created from a graphic score by Sciajno is performed by a 48-member electronic orchestra, with some of the most remarkable musicians in the electro-acoustic and experimental music field:
Yasuhiro Morinaga, Carlos Zingaro, David Brown, Francesco Giomi, Franz Hautzinger, Chris Brown, Lawrence English, Toshimaru Nakamura, Phill Niblock, Frank Bretschneider, Gunter Müller, Oren Ambarchi, Lionel Marchetti, Kim Cascone, Asmus Tietchens, Ivan Zavada, Vladislav Delay, Alvin Curran, Daniel Schorno, Michael J. Schumacher, Elliott Sharp, Philippe Petit, Kazuyuki Kishino, Lukas Ligeti, Thomas Ankersmit, Lucio Capece, Dj Olive Gregor Asch, Robin Fox, David Chiesa, John Duncan, Constantine Katsiris, Matthew Ostrowsky, Yannis Kyriakides, Tim Hodgkinson, Marc Behrens, Gert-Jan Prins, Anne La Berge, Anthea Caddy, Nikos Veliotis, Benoit Maubrey, Tom Recchion, Luciano Chessa, Thomas Lehn, Idrioema, Zimoun, Axel Dörner, Laurent Dailleau.
There is a Special release limited edition of 50 in a specially designed, hard PVC box holds a USB memory support shaped like a plying card containing:
- 48 sound files: the sonic/musical creations specifically recorded by the aforementioned musicians that constitute the musical sources played and conducted by users at their own discretion.
- A user-customizable application (Mac and Windows) that allows the user to reform and manipulate the performances of the score, creating a different experience on each listen.
More information here.
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