Louise Devenish is a percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration and artistic research. A passionate advocate of new music and Australian music, Louise has commissioned over 50 works for percussion.
Louise is a core artist with Decibel, percussion group Speak Percussion, theatre percussion project The Sound Collectors and ensemble Intercurrent. She develops new works exploring graphic notation, post-instrumental practice and collaborative creativity, with performances acknowledged for ‘interpretive flair and technical brilliance’.
Louise was Chair of Percussion at UWA Conservatorium of Music, where she directed Piñata Percussion (2013-2019). She is currently Percussion Coordinator at Monash University, where she is an ARC DECRA recipient. Louise is a Churchill Fellow, and recently published her first book Global Percussion Innovations: The Australian Perspective.