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Monday, 04 July 2011
New Music Research, Dr Cat Hope
Dr Cat Hope features in the fourth installment of the innovative Research@ECU video series.
Research conducted by Dr Hope centres around her diverse interests in low frequency sound, film music, WA new music archiving and in this case, the relationship between acoustic and electronic instruments, technology and music in her new music group ‘Decibel’.
Dr Hope is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at CREATEC as she is on secondment from her usual role of Head of Composition; both roles are based at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Originally trained as a classical flautist, Dr Hope later moved to bass playing, noise, improvisation, rock, video art, installation and writing. She is a passionate performer and researcher with an active international publication and touring schedule, as a soloist, academic and in her groups Abe Sada, Decibel and sound art collective Metaphonica.
This year Dr Cat Hope won the ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for excellence in teaching and learning in the arts and humanities and was nominated for her contribution to WA Tertiary music education at the APRA/AMC Art Music Awards. Dr Hope was also a finalist in the WA Citizen of the Year Awards 2011.