Anthea Caddy and Judith Hamann are recognised as complementary innovators across a spectrum of contemporary cello performance practice. Their work combines acoustic phenomena, amplification, spatialisation, and extending the technical capacities of the cello into a holistic framework: one that uses co-composition and acoustic materialities as the central guide towards immersive, durational new work.

The duo has developed new work at Italy’s renowned experimental sound practice institution, Tempo Reale (Florence), EMS studios (Stockholm), and at the prestigious contemporary arts space Q-02 (Brussels). Anthea and Judith have presented their co-composed work in Amsterdam (Sonic Acts Festival/GRM), Milan (O’Gallery), and Melbourne (Inland Concert Series). The reception of their work testifies to their excellence and innovation in their field, garnering attention for exploring new territories in composition, and acoustic/electro-acoustic research for two cellos.

Individually, they have been recognised for their excellence in the field of experimental practice through awards (Music Victoria Best experimental/avant-garde act), festival presentations (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Darmstadt Festival, LA Philharmonic Fluxus Festival), and invitations to present their work in venues and galleries internationally. Caddy and Hamann were recipients of an APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund grant in 2019 to compose a new work for two cellos and complex amplification systems. Their debut album will be released in 2022.