Making Conversation, Episode 29: Leah Blankendaal interviews Cat Hope

In this episode you’ll hear:

Composer: Cat Hope
Website: www.cathope.com

interviewed by: Leah Blankendaal
Website: www.leahblankendaal.com

This conversation was recorded in 2016 in Cat’s home in North Perth, WA.

Show Notes

“I guess the key thing to understand about my music is that I’m not interested in pulse. And I’m really interested aleatoric processes, especially around pitch.”

Cat Hope’s practice spans many different styles. She’s active in noise music, grunge, slowcore and experimentation. Whilst in Western Australia, her work with Decibel ensemble has had an undeniable impact on the shape and sound of experimental music in this region. Now in Melbourne, Cat was recently appointed Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash. Before she left WA she caught up with Leah Blankendaal in her North Perth home to talk life, politics, and practice.

Music in this Episode

Lux Mammoth
Composed by Cat Hope
Performed by Hertz Circus

Fourth Estate
Composed by Cat Hope
For solo piano. Performed by Zubin Kanga
Recorded by ABC Classic FM

The music you heard in the opening and closing credits is:
I/O (2014), by Eli Simic-Prosic
For diskclavier, recorded by the composer.
Used with permission.
https://soundcloud.com/eli-simic-prosic

Production Credits

The Making Conversation: Australian Composers’ Podcast is brought to you by Making Waves.
This episode was recorded and produced by: Leah Blankendaal
Audio consultant: Daniel Thorpe
Mixing and Mastering: Thomas Green
Executive Producers: Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias Making Waves

With Thanks

The Making Conversation Podcast has been made possible with the generous support of:

Project Patron: Cameron Lam of Kammerklang

Production Donors: Kieren Paynter, Nigel Poole, PLEXUS, Callum Moncrieff, Constance Barberakis, David John Lang, Christopher Gordon, Anne Gill, Brian Howard, Caroline Thompson, Leah Barclay and Jocelyn Wolfe and all who contributed to the successful crowdfunding campaign

Making Conversation is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH.

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