CAT HOPE is a composer, sound artist, performer, songwriter and noise artist. She is a classically trained flautist, self-taught vocalist and experimental bassist who plays as a soloist and as part of other groups, such as the multi bass Abe Sada. She is the director of Decibel new music ensemble which tours often and performs her work. She is the musical director for the Australian Bass Orchestra. She was the singer/songwriter in pop band Gata Negra 1998-2007. In 2011 and 2014 she won the Inaugural Award for Excellence in Experimental Music at the APRA AMC Art Awards and completed her PhD entitled “The Possibility of Infrasonic Music” in 2010. She has directed numerous music videos, dance/music collaborations and was the Peggy Glanville Hicks composers house resident in 2014.
Other activities in 2014 have included a Churchill Fellowship to study digital graphic notations internationally, a Creative Arts Fellowship from the WA Department of Culture and the Arts, a month long residency in Civatella, Italy and an installation at the ‘What I see when I look at Sound’ Exhibition at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts which included the world premiere of her Australian Bass Orchestra project. Her composition work as been discussed in books such as Rosalind Appleby’s Women of Note, Linda Kouvaras’s Loading the Silence and magazines such as The Wire and Zeitscrift Fur Neu Musik. She has a CD of her own work coming out on Swiss label Hat Hut Art later this year, but has featured on over 20 CDs to date.