Below is a podcast episode where Decibel artistic director Cat Hope talks to Marina Rosenfeld about her work, her influences and life in New York.
#10 Cat Hope – ‘Delay Taints’
Cat Hope is an Australian composer, musician, sound artist and researcher. Cat’s composition and performance practices engage elements of low frequency sound, drone, noise, graphic notation and improvisation. Her works have been performed at festivals internationally and broadcast on Australian, German, Italian, French and Austrian radio. She has been a songwriter with some 6 albums to her credit, playing in pop bands in Germany, Italy and Australia in the 1990s.
In 2013 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study digital graphic music notations internationally as well undertake residencies at the Visby International Composers Centre, Sweden, Civitella Ranieri, Italy and the Peggy Glanville Hicks House in Sydney in 2014. She is the director of the award winning new music ensemble Decibel and has creates sound for art installation and film – working with Kate McMillian, Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, Tracey Moffat and Perun Bonser.
Cat is the founder and artistic director of Decibel. She also plays flute and bass in the ensemble, who have premiered over 30 of her compositions.