Cat is an Adjunct Professor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Professor Cat Hope is an academic with an active profile as a composer, sound artist and musician based in Western Australia. She is the director of the award winning new music ensemble Decibel and has toured internationally. Cat’s composition and performance practices explore 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 (UK, 2013), Limelight (Aus, 2012) and Neu Zeitschrift Fur Musik Shaft (Ger, 2012). 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 residency in 2014. She is a Churchill and Civitella Ranieri Fellow, and has been resident at the Visby International Composers Centre in Sweden. She has collaborated with Australian visual artists such as Tracey Moffat, Kate McMillan, Erin Coates and Tina Havelock-Stevens and has written work for the London Improvisers Orchestra amongst others.