WA composer Cat Hope has won the Peoples Choice Award for Networked Performance at the Space Time Concerto Competition in Newcastle, NSW last Friday night. The competition was presented by The University of Newcastle and attracted artists from around Australia.
The Space Time Concerto Competition celebrates not only the historical form of the concerto but also showcases exciting, contemporary interpretations encompassing the latest digital technology.
A Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University Hope says: “This competition provided me with a fantastic opportunity to try out my music in a collaboration with 5 different countries over the internet, even with traditional chinese Uruhu players! This competition was a great way to recognise the diverstiy of music being made by university graduates from Australia. Winning the peoples choice award was great – as an experimental artist that doesn¹t happen often!t
The other Winners in the Competition were
Historical Category Winner – Sonja Schebeck
Innovative Category Winner – Orbis Tertius
Vice Chancellor Award Winners – Greg Schiemer, Robert Jarvis and Sonja Schebeck.
Peoples Choice Award Winners – Liesl Scheman (Historical) and Orbis Tertius (Innovative)