Louise’s research areas include contemporary music performance practice, Australian music history, experimental and digital notations, post-instrumental practice and improvisation. Her creative and written research projects explore a number of these areas simultaneously. Louise’s writing on music is published widely in academic journals and she recently published her first monograph book Global Percussion Innovations: The Australian Perspective.
Devenish, L., (2019). Global Percussion Innovations: Australian Perspective, Routledge, United Kingdom
Devenish, L., James S., (2019). ‘Composer-performer collaboration in the development of Kinabuhi | Kamatayon for percussion and electronics’, Soundscripts (in press).
Devenish, L., (2017). ‘Contemporary percussion explorations in twenty-first century Australia’, Contemporary Music Review, 36/1-2: 1-4. ISSN 0749-4467.
Vickery, L., James, S., Devenish, L., (2017). ‘Expanded Percussion Notation in recent works by Stuart James and Lindsay Vickery’, Contemporary Music Review, 36/1-2: 15-35. ISSN 0749-4467.
Devenish, L. (2016). ‘Forty Years of Synergy Percussion’, Percussive Notes, USA, March 2016: 28-33.
Devenish, L., (2016). ‘The Rise of Contemporary Percussion in Western Australia with an Emphasis on Nova Ensemble’, Soundscripts, Vol. 5. Sydney: AMC Press (accepted).
Devenish, L. (2015). ‘The Emergence of Contemporary Percussion in Australia: 1960-1975’ Musicology Australia, 37/1: 1-27. ISSN 0814-5857.
Devenish, L., (2014). ‘The Percussion Music of David Pye’, PERCUSscene, 75/1: 94-96.
Devenish, L., (2017). ‘Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Percussion’, Directions of New Music (1). DOI 10.14221/dnm.i1/4
Devenish, L., (2017). ‘Moving Forward: Percussion Explorations in twenty-first-century Australia’, Contemporary Music Review, 36/1-2. ISSN 0749-4467.
Devenish, L., Rocke, S., Alessi, P., (2014). ‘Music and Metamorphosis’, Eras Journal, 16/1. ISSN 1445-5218 .
Devenish, L., Hope, C., Wyatt, A. (2019). ‘Shuffle Over: An aleatoric electronic shuffle score’, Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference 2018: 14-22.
Devenish, L., (2015). ....And Now for the Noise: Contemporary Percussion in Australia, 1970-2000 [D.M.A. thesis]. (available here)
Devenish, L. (2015). ‘Revealing the Roots: Researching Australian Contemporary Percussion’. Resonate Magazine.
Selected Conference Presentations
Devenish, L., Sun, C. (2018), ‘Transgressing Domesticity in Never Tilt Your Chair Back’, Musicological Society of Australia Conference: Perth.
Devenish, L. (2017), ‘Implements as Instruments’, Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium, Brisbane.
Devenish, L. (2017). ‘Performing Tone Being for tam-tam and subwoofer using an electronic graphic score’, Performing Indeterminacy: An International Conference, Leeds.
Devenish, L., (2016). ‘Greater Than The Sum of Its Parts: Balinese Gamelan Instruments, Electronics and Composer-Performer Collaboration’, Musicological Society of Australia Conference: Adelaide.