Gabrielle Cadenhead


Gabrielle Cadenhead is a writer and composer based in Sydney and the Hunter Valley, studying at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Sydney. Her music is inspired by literature, social justice and the natural world, and spans a wide variety of soundworlds. Her works have been performed by Newcastle Youth Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestras’ Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Sydney Chamber Opera musicians.

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Featured Works

She Stands, for voice and electronics.

She Stands is a duet between spoken word and electronic soundscape based on an original, feminist poem of the same name. The soundscape is constructed from unconventional harp sounds – an instrument traditionally considered “feminine” – obscuring and subverting this projected “femininity”.

Featured in Place Waves, May 2018

Echo, for solo flute and poetry.

Premiered on Friday 11th May, 2018 at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, as part of Konzertprojekt presents: Fluteprojekt. Performed by Gabrielle Cadenhead.

Featured in Sacred Music Waves, December 2019