Louise Devenish Bio

Louise Devenish is a contemporary percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration and artistic research. A passionate advocate of new music and Australian music, Louise has commissioned over 50 works for percussion, and her performances are acknowledged for their ‘dazzling vitality’, ‘stunning virtuosity’, ‘interpretive flair and technical brilliance’. Louise is a core artist with acclaimed electroacoustic sextet Decibel (WA), Australia’s leading percussion group Speak Percussion (Vic), theatre percussion project The Sound Collectors and chamber ensemble Intercurrent. With these ensembles and as a soloist she develops new works exploring graphic notation, post-instrumental practice and collaborative creativity, performing around Australasia, Europe, North America and the UK. Louise is Chair of Percussion at the UWA Conservatorium of Music, a Churchill Fellow, and recently published her first book Global Percussion Innovations: The Australian Perspective.

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