Cat Hope

Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20062021
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Personal profile

Biography

Cat is an academic with an active profile as a composer, sound artist and musician.  She is the director of the award winning music ensemble, Decibel, and has toured internationally.  Her composition and performance practices explore the physicality of sound in different media, and her compositions have been recorded for Australian, German and Austrian national radio, with her work being awarded numerous prizes including the APRA/AMC Award for Excellence in Experimental Music.  Cat has collaborated with Australian visual artists such as Tracy Moffat, Kate McMillan, Erin Coates and Tina Havelock-Stevens, and she has written work for the London Improvisers Orchestra amongst others.

 

Supervision interests

Professor Cat Hope maintains her practice as a composer, musician, sound artist, curator and artistic director of the Decibel music ensemble. Research interests include graphic and animated notation, electronic music performance practice, low frequency sound, Australian contemporary music, digital music archiving, improvisation, noise music, gender equity, and music technologies. Hope has strengths in supervising projects that engage artistic research and projects that work with industry partners.  

As someone who maintains a current performance and composition profile, Hope enjoys collaborating with industry partners as well as engaging in more traditional research. Hope welcomes working with a broad range of postgraduate projects and taking part in research culture.  

Completed PhDs include:

  • "Spectromorphology and Spatiomorphology: Wave Terrain Synthesis as a Framework for Controlling Timbre Spatialisation in the Frequency Domain." Stuart James.
  • "Pedagogy in Performance: An Investigation into Decision Training as a Cognitive Approach to Circus Training." Jon Burtt
  • "Music In Site: Interating Elements of Site -specificity into Composition." Mace Francis
  • "Sighting Circus: Perceptions of Circus Phenomena investigated through Diverse Bodies" Katie Lavers
  • "What remains is the Book: The Idea of the Book in and around Electronic Space." Adam Simonato
  • 'Writing as Dancing: The Dancer in you Hands: A Novella" Jo Pollit"
  • "The Grain of the Digital Workstation" Michael Terren
  • "Giving voice to the extra-normal self with the extra-normal voice: Improvised exploration through the realms of shamanic chaos magick, insight meditation and gender performance" Sage Harlow
  • "Re-Composing Feminism: Australian Women Composers in the New Millennium". Talisha Goh

 

 

Community service

Cat Hope's Impact and Engagement profile is extensive, and includes:

  • 2019 Appearance at the Melbourne Writes Festival, with Karina Utomo,in 'Duets' series.
  • 2018 Peggy Glanville Hicks Address in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide
  • 2018 Keynote at the International Conference on Technologies of Music notation and representation, Montral, Canada.
  • 2017 Keynote given at the Women in the Creative Arts Conference, ACT
  • 2016 Keynote given at the International Sound & Music Computing Conference, Germany
  • 2015 Keynote given at the Australasian Computer Music Conference in Sydney, Australia

Cat also serves on a number of industry panels, including Vice President of the Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (2019 - ), Peer panel member of Cretive Victoria (2018-), Bloomsbury Popular Music editorial advisory board (2019-), Bundanon Trust (2018-), APRA Professional Development Awards (2017-),  Vice President of the Australasian Computer Music Assocation (2014-2019)); Witness for the Senate Enquiry into Federal Arts Funding (2016), and as a Peer Panel Member to the Australian Council for the Arts' music and experimental arts panels over a number of years since 2008.

 

 

External positions

College of Experts, Australian Research Council (ARC)

20172019

Keywords

  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance
  • Australian Music
  • Electronic Composition
  • Improviser
  • Experimental music
  • Sound artist
  • Audio Technologies
  • Musical Archiving
  • Performance Art
  • Music Theory
  • Musical Curation

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Projects 2016 2021

Technologies of Music Notation and Representation (TENOR) Network

Bhagwati, S., Hope, C., Hoadley, R., Dal Farra , R., Tsabary, E., Freeman, J., Fober, D., Hajdu, G., Bresson, J., Fujinaga, I. & Smith, R.

23/03/1822/03/21

Project: Research

U Mangibeddu Nostru

Hope, C.

1/09/181/10/18

Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2019

Roger Smalley: an ongoing legacy

Hope, C. A. (ed.), 2019, (Accepted/In press) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOther

Open Access
File

Creating a career as a woman composer: Implications for music in higher education

Bennett, D., Macarthur, S., Hope, C. A., Goh, T. & Hennekam, S., 2018, In : British Journal of Music Education. 35, 3, p. 237-253 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Hiding gender: how female composers manage gender identity

Bennett, D., Hennekam, S., Macarthur, S., Hope, C. A. & Goh, T., 6 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Vocational Behavior. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Tura- Thirty Years of Building New Music practice in Western Australia

Hope, C. A. & Trainer, A., 2018, Diversity in Australia's Music : themes, past, present, and for the future. Fabian, D. & Napier, J. (eds.). p. 255-267 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Prizes

APRA AMC Art Awards: Award for Excellence in Experimental Music

Cat Hope (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

APRA AMC Art Awards: Victorian State Award for Excellence by an Individual

Cat Hope (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

APRA AMC Art Music Awards: Inaugural Award for Excellence in Experimental Music

Cat Hope (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

APRA AMC Art Music Awards: State Award for Excellence (Western Australia)

Cat Hope (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Churchill Trust Fellowship

Cat Hope (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Activities 2009 2019

  • 6 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Bloomsbury Academic (Publisher)

Cat Hope (Editorial board member)
20192021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Annual National Peggy Glanville Hicks Address

Cat Hope (Contributor)
26 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation 2018

Cat Hope (Keynote/plenary speaker)
May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Women in Creative Arts Conference

Cat Hope (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Sound and Music Computing Conference 2016

Cat Hope (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

Cat Hope

Cat Hope

8/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

REVOLUTION BY DECIBEL (TURA NEW MUSIC)

Cat Hope, Aaron Wyatt & Ryan Smith

3/12/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Review

The Last Days Of Reality by Lionel Marchetti & Cat Hope

Cat Hope, Aaron Wyatt, Lindsay Vickery, Louise Devenish, Stuart James & Tristen Parr

14/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Review

CAT HOPE TO GIVE PEGGY GLANVILLE-HICKS ADDRESS

Cat Hope

14/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature