Fr, 04.11.2016, 19:00 Uhr
Candied Limbs + Decibel + Cat Hope
Australian guests on board !
Candied Limbs - free noise improv
electric bass and analog effects with bass clarinet with digital processing
Decibel – new Australian art music with electronics.
Cat Hope noise solo – solo bass noise improv
doors open at 6:30 p.m. concert begins at 7 p.m.
entrance on donation
Cat Hope's music is conceptually driven, using mostly graphic scores, acoustic /electronic combinations and new score reading technologies. It often features aleatoric elements, drone, noise, glissandi and an ongoing fascination with low frequency sound. Her composed music ranges from works for laptop duet to orchestra, with a focus on chamber works, and in 2013 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to develop her work, as well as Civitella Ranieri (Italy) and Visby International Composers residency (Sweden) fellowships. Her practice explores the physicality of sound in different media, and has been discussed in books such as Loading the Silence (Kouvaris, 2013), Women of Note (Appleby, 2012), Sounding Postmodernism (Bennett, 2011) as well as periodicals such as The Wire, Limelight,and Neu Zeitschrift Fur Musik Shaft Her works have been recorded for Australian, German and Austrian national radio, and her work has been awarded a range of prizes including the APRA|AMC Award for Excellence in Experimental Music in 2011, 2014 and the Peggy Glanville Hicks composer residency in 2014. She has founded a number of groups, most recently Decibel new music ensemble, noise improv duo Candied Limbs and the Abe Sada bass project. She has also founded and written pop songs for Gata Negra (1999-2006).
“a superstar of Australian new music" Alex Turley, Realtime133, 2016 "… of the five works on the program, composer Cat Hope was the most successful…she shows that “new music” can be both accessible and relevant.” Joephine Giles, Aussie Theatre, July 2012. “.. work of great psychological and theatrical impact” Chris Reid, Realtime, 2011.
Candied Limbs are a duo of Cat Hope (bass, analogue effects) and Lindsay Vickery (bass clarinet, digital effects) formed in 2005.“two of the most dynamic noise artists in Australia" Express Magazine, 20 Sept 07
Candied Limbs make free improvised noise like you will have never heard before. Bass drones intermingle with warm bass clarinet tones that are in turn mutilated by maxMSP processing. Harsh high pitch screams mix with warm subtle bass tones filled inbetween with mangled, spliced, extended, percussive and chordal environments. Animated in performances that can go from 20 minutes to an hour without a break, Candied Limbs don't sugar coat Candied Limbs have supported the likes of doom duo KTL, Japanese guitar king Tetuzi Akiyama, and power noise giant KK Null and have collaborated with artists such as Jon Rose, Darren Moore, Gail Priest, George Chua and others. In 2005 they featured at the New Directions Festival at Theatreworks in Singapore and in 2010 they toured to Melbourne and Sydney.
DECIBEL NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Based in Western Australia, Decibel are world leaders in the integration of acoustic instruments and electronics, the interpretation of graphic notations and pioneering digital score formats for composition and performance.
The ensemble has collaborated with composers such as Eliane Radigue, Werner Dafeldecker, Agostino Di Scipio, Alvin Curran, David Toop, Marina Rosenfeld, Lionel Marchetti, Andreas Weixler and Johannes S. Sistermanns and worked with iconic Australian composers Jon Rose, Alan Lamb, Ross Bolleter, Warren Burt, Eric Griswold and Anthony Pateras. Decibel have contributed the Australian premieres of works by Fausto Romitelli, Tristan Murail, Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, Mauricio Kagel and have toured and recorded monograph concerts dedicated to Roger Smalley, Alvin Lucier, John Cage and Giacinto Scelsi.
Decibel have commissioned over 60 new works since their foundation in 2009, have toured Europe and Australia, recorded for ABC Classic FM and SWR German Radio, and released five albums to date on Australian and international labels. The ensemble has developed and commercialised the Decibel ScorePlayer iPad app, a score reading device incorporating mobile score formats and networked coordination performance environments that is sold worldwide.
Decibel are Cat Hope (artistic director, flutes, bass), Lindsay Vickery (reeds), Stuart James (electronics, keyboards, drum kit), Aaron Wyatt (viola), Tristen Parr (cello) and Louise Devenish (percussion).