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Louise Devenish : Associate Artist

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Dr Louise Devenish is a percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, artistic research and collaboration with composers, visual artists, designers and improvisors. As a soloist, collaborator, and ensemble musician (Decibel, The Sound Collectors, and others), she performs internationally at festivals such as MONA FOMA, Nagoya and Shanghai World Expos, Tage für Neue Musik, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and Tongyeong International Music Festival. Louise's 'interpretive flair and technical brilliance' in performance has been recognised by APRA AMCOS Art Music Performance of the Year awards and Luminary Award, Churchill Fellowship, and an Australian Research Council Fellowship. Her performances can be heard on international labels HatArt, ezz-thetics, Immediata, Navona, Tall Poppies, Huddersfield Contemporary Records, and room40. Louise is Convenor of Classical Music at Monash University, where she is director of artistic research project The Sound Collectors Lab. Her writing on music is published in academic books, journals, and zines, encompassing Australian music, contemporary performance practice, notions of virtuosity, digital notation, and music and gender.

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Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2020 Art Music Awards: Luminary Award - State/Territory Award Winner: Western Australia for her ongoing advocacy, commissioning and performance of new percussion music in Western Australia
2020 Art Music Awards: Performance of the Year: Notated Composition Winner
2016 Art Music Awards: Performance of the Year Finalist Electroacoustic Music for One Percussionist