Louise Devenish                     percussionist


Louise Devenish is an accomplished musician whose artistic practice lies at the nexus of performance, research and education. Key projects include APRA AMC award-winning solo series Music for One Percussionist, co-directing The Sound Collectors duo, percussing for Australia’s leading percussion group Speak Percussion (Vic) and acclaimed electroacoustic sextet Decibel (WA).

She regularly performs throughout Australasia, Europe, North America and the UK; highlights include performances at the Nagoya and Shanghai World Expos, Ojai Music Festival, Tage für Neue Musik, The Barbican’s Sound Unbound and Tongyeong International Music Festival.

A passionate advocate of new and Australian music, Louise has commissioned over 50 works for percussion and premiered countless others. Her solo album music for percussion and electronics was released on the Tall Poppies label in 2017.

A 2018 Churchill Fellow, Louise’s research is published widely, including special issue of Contemporary Music Review titled Moving forward: Percussion explorations in twenty-first-century Australia and forthcoming book on Australian percussion history for Routledge’s Research in Music series.

Louise is Head of Percussion at the University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music.



‘The unifiying factor is Devenish’s breathtakingly deft delivery, her artistic interpretation of the material, her sculptor-like attention to detail.’

E: info@louisedevenish.com.au