2018 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address: Cat Hope

Tura New Music and New Music Network invites you to

2018 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address (Perth)
Cat Hope | All Music for Everyone: Working Towards Gender Equality and Empowerment in Australian Music Culture

6:30pm – 8:00pm, Thursday 29 November 2018
State Library Theatre, State Library of WA
Free | Register on Eventbrite

The 2018 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address will be presented by Cat Hope (Head of the Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University), who will examine the current situation for music creators in Australia by bringing together some current debates and proposing appropriate actions to improve inclusion and opportunity for all people.

The 2018 Address will also feature the premiere of a new work composed by Dobromila Jaskot (WA) and Cat Hope (VIC) for voice and electronics, performed by Karina Utomo (VIC). Jaskot is a Polish-born, Perth-based composer who writes electro-acoustic, instrumental and theatre music and has an active profile as an educator and pianist. Utomo is the singer for Melbourne band heavy/sludge metal band High Tension, and was also singer in Canberra post hardcore band The Young And the Restless (2005-2009). 

The Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address is the single most important national forum for contemporary music discourse, which honours one of Australia’s great international composers and provides a platform to discuss important issues facing contemporary music today. In the spirit of the great Australian composer Peggy Glanville-Hicks, an outstanding advocate of Australian music delivers the Address each year, challenging the status quo and raising issues of importance in new music.

Past speakers include, media executive and composer Kim Williams, Richard Gill OAM, recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, pianist Michael Kieran Harvey and conductor Simone Young.

Please join us for refreshments afterwards.


Cat Hope is a composer, performer, songwriter, noise artist and researcher. She is a flautist and experimental bassist who performs as a soloist and as part of other groups. She is the director of and performer in Decibel: a group focused on Australian repertoire, the nexus of electronic and acoustic instruments and animated score realisations. An advocate for Australian music and gender diversity, she is the co-author of Digital Art – An Introduction to New Media (Bloomsbury) and Professor of Music at Monash University.