RESIDENTS 2010 - 2014


2014 - Cat hopE

Cat Hope is a composer, sound artist, writer, performer, songwriter, artistic director and noise artist. She is a classically trained flautist, self taught vocalist and experimental bassist who plays as a soloist and as part of other groups, such as the multi bass improvisation project Abe Sada. She is the director of Decibel new music ensemble which tours and performs her work and commissions others. In 2014 she was awarded the Peggy Glanville Hicks Residency in Sydney, Australia, and a Churchill Fellowship to study digital graphic notation. In 2011 she won the Inaugral Award for Excellence in Experimental Music at the APRA AMC Art Awards and was a finalist in the WA Citizen of the Year Awards in the Arts and Culture category. In 2012 she won the peoples choice in the networked performance category for her piece Black Emperor in the International Space Time Concerto Competition. Her work tends to explore the potential of digital graphic notation, low frequency sound, drone, noise and glissandi. She has written works for the London Improvisors orchestra, the Chicago Modern Orchestra and a range of ensembles and soloists.

2013 - Julian day

During his residency Julian wrote several solo and chamber works including Father for Wild Rumpus (San Francisco), Quartz for Third Angle (Portland) and the Australian String Quartet (Adelaide), Bloom for Synergy (Sydney) and Dark Twin for Zubin Kanga (London). He also revised Beginning To Collapse (2007) for the Transit Ensemble in New York. Julian also created several site-specific works as part of his collaborative project Super Critical Mass including Together We Breathe for the opening of the Library of Birmingham (UK), Pivotal (from me to you and back again) for Object Gallery and Casula Powerhouse and Soundland for the Underbelly Festival at Cockatoo Island. Additionally Julian pursued his work as a sound, video and installation artist with exhibitions and performances in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide including new works for Performance Space, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation. He developed new works for his multiple synthesizer project An Infinity Room (AIR) and duo LOUD+SOFT with Luke Jaaniste as well as a collaborative work with video artist Lani Weekly. Furthermore Julian wrote a thesis on sound art for Sydney College of the Arts, gave papers at several conferences and continued his work as a new music writer and broadcaster for Limelight magazine and ABC Classic FM.


Linda Neil grew up in a home filled with music. She's a musician and singer, she calls herself a minstrel these days, and her mother Joan was a singing teacher.