Louise Devenish is a contemporary percussionist whose creative practice blends performance, collaboration and artistic research. A passionate advocate of new music and Australian music, Louise has commissioned over 50 works for percussion, and her performances are acknowledged for their ‘dazzling vitality’, ‘stunning virtuosity’, ‘interpretive flair and technical brilliance’. As a soloist and with ensembles including acclaimed electroacoustic sextet Decibel (WA), studio-lab The Sound Collectors Lab, and chamber ensemble Intercurrent she develops new works exploring graphic notation, post-instrumental practice and collaborative creativity, performing around Australasia, Europe, North America and the UK. Louise has collaborated on award-winning recordings with these ensembles and others including Speak Percussion and Synergy Percussion, released on Hat[now]art, Listen/Hear, Immediata, Innova and room40, as well as solo album music for percussion and electronics (Tall Poppies). Louise was Chair of Percussion at UWA Conservatorium of Music, where she founded and directed Piñata Percussion (2013-2019). She is currently Senior Research Fellow and ARC DECRA Fellow at Monash University, where she is also Percussion Coordinator. Louise is a Churchill Fellow, and recently published her first book Global Percussion Innovations: The Australian Perspective.