As a classically trained flautist, Cat Hope has featured as a solo performer, improviser and part of ensembles such as Decibel (2009 - ) and Alea (1988-94).

Important performances

World premiere of Eliane Radigue’s OCCAM XVI, for solo bass flute and alto Flute. Open Frame Festival, Carriageworks, 2018. Commissioned by Carriageworks and Room40

World premiere of Eliane Radigue and Carol Robinson, OCCAM HEXA II, as part of Decibel Ensemble, Perth institute of Contemporary Art, 2015

Decibel, Intermodulations: the early music of Roger Smalley. State Theatre Centre, WA. 2016 Decibel. The Earth Defeats Me. Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 2015

Solo Bass Flute, Paris Modular, 2014

Everything, Always. ABC Live studio broadcast, flute and composition. Sydney. 2012

Decibel, The Complete John Cage Variations. Brisbane, QLD; Perth, WA; Palermo, Trieste, Turin, Naples & Venice, Italy

Decibel, Concert season at PICA, WA Museum and State Theatre Centre. 2012

Subscription series at Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts, 3 concerts. 2011

Alvin Lucier program in Perth, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. 2010

With Jon Rose and Tony Buck, Totally Huge New Music Festival, 1992


Select Tours

Decibel (2016). Tour to Japan performing Australian works and the John Cage Complete Variations Project.

Decibel (2013). Tour to Europe performing works by Giacinto Scelsi. UK, France, Germany, Italy.

Decibel (2012). Tour to Europe for SWR German Radio, German and Italy, Belgium.

Decibel (2011). Tour to Brisbane, QLD; Auckland, New Zealand, Sydney, NSW.

Decibel (2010) Dunedin, New Zealand; Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne.


Hope, C. et al (2018). The Last Days of Reality: Music by Lionel Marchetti and Cat Hope, performed by Decibel. Room 40: Brisbane, Australia. (CD/Bandcamp).

Hope, C. (2017). Ephemeral Rivers. As part of Decibel. HatHutArt: Swittzerland. (CD)

Hope, C. et al (2017 forthcoming). Decibel, The Complete John Cage Variations. Mode: New York. (CD)

Hope, C. et al (2015). Decibel, Tuned Darker. Listen|Hear: Perth (LP)

Hope, C., et al. (2012). Decibel, Stasis Ecstatic. Heartless Robot Productions, (AUS), LP.

Hope, C., et al. (2010). Decibel, Disintegration: MutatioN. HellosQare Records (AUS).

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