Interview: The Holy Presence of

DECIBEL JOURNAL: CAT HOPE AND KELLY LOVELADY ON THE DECIBEL/RUTHLESS JABIRU COLLABORATION IN LONDON ON 2ND DECEMBER 2022

Artistic Director of Decibel Cat Hope is working with Kelly Lovelady the conductor and founding Artistic Director of London chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru on a new program, The Holy Presence of as part of Decibel’s tour to the UK underway right now. Here, they discuss the program and the rationale behind it.

Cat Hope © Karl Ockelford
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The Voice of Cassandre Mixtape: The Unholy Presence of Climate Emergency

This guest mix for The Voice of Cassandre is inspired by a performance I’m conducting next month below the River Thames in London: music for low frequencies by Cat Hope, Tansy Davies, Kaija Saariaho, Lindsay Vickery, Pedro Alvarez and Julius Eastman meditating upon our inevitable consumption by the seas. Buy tickets →

  • Amber Fresh / Cat Hope cover – My Own Private
  • Daniel Staniforth – Ex Nihilo for 3 Double Basses
  • Jane Sheldon & Rainer Maria Rilke – My life is not this steep hour
  • Tansy Davies / Crash Ensemble – Antenoux 
  • Joy Guidry – Voices of the Ancestors
  • Jean-Luc Ponthieux – Two Bass Beat
  • Kaija Saariaho / Kivie Cahn-Lipman – Neiges: Étoile de neige II
  • Cat Hope – Fetish #10
  • Dominy Clements – Extant-Extinct: Ultrabass edition
  • Tansy Davies / Mira Calix remix – Greenhouses
  • Eduardo Felenbok & Patricia Martinez – Transducciones, sobre esculturas sonoras de Leon Ferrari (Excerpt)
  • John Luther Adams / Synergy Vocals – Arctic Dreams: Where the Waves Splash Hitting Again and Again
  • Frederic Rzewski / Bobby Mitchell – The People United Will Never Be Defeated (Excerpt)
  • Lindsay Vickery – delicious ironies (noir)  
  • Julius Eastman / Looking Glass Arts – The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc (Excerpt) 
  • Errollyn Wallen – Guru

Press Release: Bass orchestra to perform in Brunel’s Thames Tunnel shaft

PRESS RELEASE 
Now the beating heart of the Brunel Museum and with a chamber half the size of Shakespeare’s Globe, the Grand Entrance Hall of the historic Thames Tunnel will host its first ever bass orchestra performance as part of the UK/Australia Season.

The amassed musicians of London chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru and Australia’s Decibel New Music Ensemble will come together on 02 December 2022 for an all-low programme by contemporary composers of Australia, UK, Finland/France, Chile and the US.

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