Chloë Hobbs


Chloë Hobbs is an experimental composer and free-improviser based in Canberra. Her compositions explore varying degrees of openness, which encourages meaningful relationships between the sounds, performer, and the composer; and creates temporally fluid and texturally complex sound environments. She is interested in a wide range of sound sources including traditional instruments, found objects, toys, and electronic media. Her works have been performed at various venues around Australia and she has had pieces performed by ensembles such as The NOISE, Ensemble Offspring, and Uncut Percussion, as well as notable performers such as Graeme Jennings and David Pereira.

She is a member of the Experimental Music Studio, which is an ensemble that performs open works and free improvisation. They have performed at various festivals in the ACT and NSW including You Are Here, Art Not Apart, Canberra International Music Festival, Electrofringe, Siteworks, and SoundOut.

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Delphic, for flute, clarinet, violin, ‘cello, piano and percussion .

“The idea behind ‘Delphic’ was to create a musical situation that was a magnified version of itself: a single instance of a small musical event is temporally exaggerated and its many inherent facets, perhaps originally imperceptible, are now in focus.”

Featured in Temporal Waves – July 2017, curated by Mark Wolf.

Spectrum, for Bass clarinet, cello, percussion.

In “Spectrum” I was interested in creating multifaceted vertical textures through the layering of inherently complex timbres. The piece slowly moves through four fluid areas of contrasting textures and aims to create a musical situation where these compound sounds can be experienced from several perspectives outside of their innate context.

Featured in Waves of Consciousness (February 2019)