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A free concert by Cat Hope
At this event, you can hear the music reverberated from the Linden's gallery walls in the performances of Sub Decorative Sequences by Cat Hope. It was inspired by the decorative elements of Linden's interior and exterior design. Cat Hope has created graphic music that will be performed by musicians in a series of very special events.
Linden is an art gallery which was built on the land of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. In 1853, Moritz and Rahel Michaelis moved to Melbourne from Germany. Moritz was a successful merchant, who purchased the vacant land at 26 Acland Street in 1870. Linden was built the following year and was a two-storied Italianate mansion having been designed by architect Alfred Friedrich Kursteiner.
Curator and landscaper of the Royal Botanic Gardens, William Guilfoyle, designed the extensive grounds that originally surrounded the building. It was then sold and used as a hotel. Linden was then purchased by the St Kilda City Council in 1983 and the building became home to what was originally known as the Linden Arts Centre and Gallery in 1986.
It has since been upgraded with the support of the City of Port Phillip.
Nowadays, they have all sorts of events on there and this one features Karina Utomo, Sage Pbbbt and Judith Dodsworth. These people are three outstanding vocalists featured in Cat's opera Speechless, which premiered as part of the Perth Festival earlier this year. In this program, they mixed styles as different as death metal, throat singing and classical music, and these artists come together to interpret Sub Decorative Sequences I-II.
You can hear the gallery walls reverberate in the performances of Sub Decorative Sequences by Cat Hope. This music was inspired by the ornamental elements of Linden's interior and exterior design. Hope has created graphic scores that will be performed by musicians in a series of special events.
They are on several dates - the next one is on Saturday 20th July 2019 from 2.00 pm and then again on Saturday 10th August at 2.00 pm till 3.00 pm. The address of the Linden New Art Gallery is 26 Acland Street, St Kilda. It is a FREE event and bookings are preferred. Playing on 10th August will be Mary Doumany (Harp).
Mary Doumany is an amazing harpist and vocalist, whose performance will create a different plan on the Sub Decorative Sequences III-IV.
About the Artist - Cat Hope is a composer, sound artist, performer, songwriter and noise artist. She is trained as a classical flautist. She is a self-taught vocalist and experimental bassist and she plays as a soloist and as part of other groups. Her music is "conceptually driven, exploring the physicality of sound in different media, using graphic scores, acoustic /electronic combinations, aleatoric elements, drones, noise and glissandi."
Her work has been actually been listed in books such as Loading the Silence (Kouvaris, 2013), Women of Note (Appleby, 2012), and Sounding Postmodernism (Bennett, 2011). She has also had periodicals published and her works have been recorded for Australian, German and Austrian national radio, as well as range of international labels.