Anthea Caddy by Lucas VDV 1
Anthea Caddy. Photo by Lucas van der Velden.

Anthea Caddy


Anthea Caddy is nationally and internationally recognised as a top Australian experimental cellist. She has played with everyone from Tony Conrad to Clayton Thomas, and is involved in numerous innovative performative collaborations. She returns to Sonic Acts where she will once again exercise extraordinary technique in her approach to acoustic phenomena, amplification and spatialisation in haunting digital-analogue performances. 


Cellist Anthea Caddy divides her time between Melbourne and Berlin. Her sonic investigations combine a knowledge base in sound with instrumental performance, exploiting the cello’s textural, spatial and dynamic capabilities. She references electro-acoustic music, interested in the relationship between digital composition, field recording and acoustic performance. Caddy seeks to consolidate conceptual and practical aspects of these media in articulating techniques and concepts indigenous to digital spatialisation in performance and recording. A 2019 contributor to Sonic Acts Festival, Caddy collaborates with Thembi Soddell (Iland, 2006, cajid media), Magda Mayas, Philip Samartzis (as Absence and Presence released on Unheard Spaces [Microphonics, 2006]), Annette Krebs, and Robin Hayward and Eric La Casa (performance/​installation ..Maps of Corners..). She has played with artists including Tarab (Eamon Sprod), Clayton Thomas, Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Tony Conrad.


Commissioned by Sonic Acts as part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


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