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Catherine Ashley / Matthew Lyall Cole

  • Paper Mountain 267 William Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

Catherine Ashley

Catherine Ashley is not your average harpist. A dynamic and versatile performer on both acoustic and electric harps, comfortable in a multitude of styles including new music, experimental, free-improvisation, classical, rock, pop, folk/world, and jazz, she is in demand as a leading exponent of contemporary and new music styles for the harp in Australia. Catherine has premiered numerous new works, recorded on soundtracks for independent films, and has composed new scores for theatre, dance and circus. She
has performed at Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Joondalup Festival, the World Harp Congresses in Sydney and Hong Kong, TropiCOOL Festival, Shark Bay Barefoot Black Tie Festival, Burringurrah Festival of Fire, Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Australasian Computer Music Conference.


Matthew Lyall Cole

Matthew is a composer and session musician from Perth, Western Australia. Born in 1992 his early practices spanned multiple artistic fields from sculpture to acousmatic composition. Graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2015 with first class honours majoring in classical music (composition and music technology) and a bachelors degree in psychology from Edith Cowan University he has since been working as a session musician and composer with a strong focus on
music, the mind and physiology.

Earning a reputation as a reliable and skillful musician Matthew has featured on studio recordings and live performances with renowned local and international artists including:
Leo Sayer (live)
Defying Gravity (live)
Kuniko Kato (live)
Bec Cartwright (live)
Aletheia (live)
Celestial Excursions (live)
Battle of the Planets (live)
Dinner With the Pharaoh
The Brown Study Band (Imaginations)
Hannah Mae and the Hoodwinks (Bric-aBrac)
Bury the Heard (Under a Blank Sun)
Underwater Architect (self titled)
Peter and Dorothy Helfgott
Luke August


Earlier Event: November 3
Later Event: November 3