Judith Hamann is an Australian born cellist currently based between Melbourne/San Diego. She has studied contemporary repertoire with cellists including Charles Curtis and Séverine Ballon, as well as developing a strong practice in improvisation and sound practices through collaborative projects both in Australia and internationally. She has worked with artists and ensembles including Oren Ambarchi, ELISION ensemble, Maya Dunietz, Graham Lambkin, Alvin Lucier, Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Pisaro, Wadada Leo Smith, Ilan Volkov, Tashi Wada, Manfred Werder, La Monte Young, and John Zorn. Judith is a founding member of Golden Fur (with James Rushford and Samuel Dunscombe), an immersive double cello project with Anthea Caddy, Hammers Lake, and a duo with Rosalind Hall.
She has performed widely with festivals including Tectonics (Glasgow, Adelaide, Tel Aviv), UnSound (NYC), Adelaide Arts Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Dark Mona (Hobart), Extremities Japanese Australian Festival (Tokyo), Tokyo Experimental Festival, SiDance Festival (Seoul), and Liquid Architecture (AU). Other performance highlights include improvised or repertoire presentations at Cafe Oto (London), Issue Project Room (NYC), Dia Art Foundation (NYC), Steim Institute (Amsterdam), Logos Foundation (Ghent), LaSalle University (Singapore), SuperDeluxe (Tokyo), O’ Gallery (Milan) and Tempo Reale (Florence).
She is a champion of new and rarely performed music, immersive approaches to sound, and engages with a range of interdisciplinary and experimental projects including the Amper&nd project (South Korea/Australia), and collaborative work with visual artists Keith Deverell and Sabina Marselli. She has been an artist in residence at Tokyo Wondersite Aoyama, and Q-02 (Brussels).
Judith is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of California San Diego, studying with Professor Charles Curtis.