Professor Cat Hope, composer and Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, gave the 2018 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in Adelaide on November 26, Melbourne on November 27 and Perth on November 28, followed by the world premiere of Silenced, a new work composed by Dobromila Jaskot and Hope, for voice and electronics, and performed by Karina Utomo. Below is the full transcript of Hope’s Address.
Professor Cat Hope. Photo © Karl Ockelford
All Music For Everyone: Working Towards Gender Equality and Empowerment in Australian Music Culture
I am very honoured to be giving the 2018 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. Established by the New Music Network in 1999, I follow in the footsteps of amazing musicians and speakers that have included Genevieve Lacey, Warren Burt, Michael Kieran Harvey, Nicole Canham, Simone Young, and the late Richard Gill. In 2014, I was fortunate enough to be awarded the annual composers’ residency at the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, a residence she bequeathed to the nation for use by its composers. I wonder what she would make of the state of affairs for women composers and critics now, compared to her time. She famously quipped...