six instrumentalists stand on the stage of an empty auditorium A concrete collaboration

A concrete collaboration

21 August 2019

A performance by Decibel ensemble is a visceral sensory experience, particularly when performing music by French composer Lionel Marchetti.  Their musical collaborations – spanning eight years…

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Vanessa Tomlinson, Robyn Schulkowsky  and Louise Devenish. Photo by Tristen Parr Trio play out of their skins

Trio play out of their skins

17 July 2019

Review: University of Western Australia & Tura New Music, Armadillo · University of Western Australia, 16 July · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · A percussion trio led…

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Soloist Karina Utomo. Photo: Rachael Barrett. A woman singing against a pink drape. Balancing the scale

Balancing the scale

8 March 2019

Did anyone else notice? Featured among the international artists appearing at the Perth Festival were two local composers, and they were both women. Cat Hope’s searing…

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Some things leave you speechless

Some things leave you speechless

2 March 2019

Perth Festival review: Cat Hope, Speechless ⋅ Sunset Heritage Precinct, February 28 ⋅ Review by Laura Biemmi ⋅ So often, words fail us. The tragedies of our time can…

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Ian Wilkes and Isha Shavarni rehearsing Kwongkan A man and a woman dancing in the bush Home-grown produce

Home-grown produce

5 February 2019

Nina Levy · It’s November 1, 2018 and the Perth Concert Hall is packed for Wendy Martin’s final Perth Festival programme launch. Anyone who has paid attention…

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Metal singer Karina Utomo. Photo Paul Tadday Composer gives speech for the voiceless

Composer gives speech for the voiceless

28 November 2018

Award-winning composer Cat Hope will give a voice to the silenced when she returns to Perth to present the annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address on Thursday. Hope…

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Speechless Music: Speechless

Music: Speechless

22 November 2018

26 Feb – 3 Mar @ Sunset Heritage Precinct · Presented by Cat Hope & Tura New Music · Imagine a world where you have no…

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Louise-Devenish-at-The-Sewing-Room-photos-by-Rachael-Barrett Sonic gorgeousness from Devenish and James

Sonic gorgeousness from Devenish and James

18 May 2018

Review: Louise Devenish, “music for percussion and electronics” · The Sewing Room, 15 May · Review by Jonathan W. Marshall · Louise Devenish is a WA…

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