Dr Louise Devenish is a contemporary percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration and artistic research. As a soloist and with ensembles including Decibel, The Sound Collectors Lab and Intercurrent, she develops new works exploring notation, post-instrumental practice and collaborative creativity, performing around Australasia, Europe, North America and UK. Louise has collaborated on award-winning recordings with these ensembles and others including Speak Percussion and Synergy Percussion, released on Hat Art, Listen/Hear, Immediata, Innova and room40, as well as her debut album music for percussion and electronics (Tall Poppies).
Louise is Senior Research Fellow (ARC DECRA 2020-2022), Honours Coordinator and Percussion Coordinator at Monash University. She is a Churchill Fellow, and recently published her first book Global Percussion Innovations: An Australian Perspective (2019). Her academic writing focuses on Australian music, gender and music, notation, and performance practices in new music.