[ISEA2013] Artists Statement: Cat Hope, Lindsay Vickery & Mark Cauvin (Decibel) – Lower Draw

Artists Statement

Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery, with special guest Mark Cauvin. For ISEA2013 Decibel will present  new compositions that focus on the lower end of the sound spectrum, and feature combinations of bass flute, bass clarinet, double bass and electronics. The works showcase graphic notation as a digital, mobile entity. Using ScorePlayer, an App designed by the group to read certain types of graphic scores, and other mobile score programming, the works feature improvisation, real-time electronic processing and the use of colour to guide score reading.

  • Cat Hope is a composer, sound artist, performer and academic. A classically trained flautist, self-taught vocalist and experimental noise bass player with an active performance profile as a soloist and in music groups, she is the director of the internationally recognised music group Decibel and has toured internationally as a noise artist. Cat is currently a researcher at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University.   cathope.com
  • Lindsay Vickery composes and also performs across Europe, the USA and Asia. He is a highly regarded performer on reed instruments and electronics, touring as a soloist and with ensembles internationally. He was a founding member of Alea New Music Ensemble (1987-92), Magnetic Pig (1992-), GRIT (2001-), US-based multimedia group SQUINT (2002-) and most recently HEDKIKR (2002-). He is known for his composition and performance with interactive electronics, and lectures in music at WAAPA, ECU. lindsayvickery.com
  • Mark Cauvin is a composer and performer who creates music that is an imaginary playground of wacky worm wrapped in a void of strange sounds. He composes for musical instruments, sound objects, lights and moving images, and during performance his double bass transforms into a piece of furniture, an amplifier or a water drum.