Cat Hope

Representative Works:

Lowest Drawer [2013]

Chunk [2010]Disklavier and Piano

Juanita Nelson [2012]2 violas, 2 cellos, Piano, and Electric Guitar

Platinum Fox [2012]: Bass Tuba, Bass Trombone, Violin, Cello, Double Bass and Timpani/Tubular Bells

Liminum [2012]for 1-4 instruments with bass amps

Cruel and Unusual [2011]for String Quartet, 4 bass amps, and Max/MSP

Longing [2011]for 5 sustaining instruments

Kuklinski’s Dream [2010]: for 3 carving knives [amplified], 3 instruments, and Max/MSP

In The Cut [2009]for violin, cello, bass clarinet, bass guitar, turntable and sub woofer

Kingdom Come [2008]: for 2 laptops

Wolf at Harp [2010]for 4 drum kits (indie rock, jazz, death metal and classical percussion)

The Possible Stories of Harry Power [2010]for alto flute, bass clarinet, laptop, AM radio and MaxMSP

Selected writings:

Screen Scores: New Media Music ManuscriptsProceedings of the International Computer Music Conference Huddersfield, UK, 2011

Audible Designsbook about the Decibel ensemble

Visualizing the Score: Screening Scores in Realtime Performancewith Lindsay Vickery


“Cat Hope is a composer, sound artist, writer, performer, songwriter, artistic director 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 improv project Abe Sada. She is the director of Decibel new music ensemble which tours and performs her work and commissions others. In 2011 she won the Inaugral Award for Excellence in Experimental Music at the APRA AMC Art Awards and was a finalist in the WA Citizen of the Year Awards in the Arts and Culture category. In 2012 she won the peoples choice in the networked performance category for her piece Black Emperor in the International Space Time Concerto Competition. Her work tends to explore low frequency sound, drone, noise, glissandi and graphic scores. “[1]

1. “Bio,”, accessed November 30, 2013,




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