Composer/performer born in Narrm, Melbourne, and currently based in Berlin. Described as an “extraordinary Australian cellist” (The Guardian), and as a composer who “destroys the fiction of the musician who lives and works outside conventional parameters and puts in its place a series of compositions that are fundamentally humane” (The Wire), their work encompasses performance, electro-acoustic composition, site specific generative work, and micro-tonal systems in a process based creative practice. In recent research, they examine the acts of shaking and humming as formal and intimate encounters; interrogates ‘collapse’ as a generative imaginary surface; and considers the ‘de-mastering’ of bodies, both human and non-human, in settler-colonial heritage instrumental practice and pedagogy.
The artist has performed widely with festivals including Tectonics, Unsound New York, Sonic Acts, Maerzmusik, CTM, the Venice Biennale Musica, Tokyo Experimental Festival and AURAL. They enjoy thinking and working with other artists which includes people like Marja Ahti, Joshua Bonnetta, Pascale Criton, Charles Curtis, Sarah Hennies, Yvette Janine Jackson, and Anike Joyce Sadiq. The musician’s work has previously been published by labels including Blank Forms, Black Truffle, Another Timbre, and Longform Editions. Judith holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from UC San Diego.