Kate Milligan is a Perth-born composer, conductor, and researcher. Her works are generally electro-acoustic in nature, and ask complex questions through detailed and ambient soundscapes. Kate’s most recent work Migrations was commissioned by the Perth Orchestra Project and premiered in November 2019. She has also written for Decibel New Music Ensemble (Young and Emerging Composers Commissioning Program, 2019) and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (Young and Emerging Artists Composition Project, 2016). In 2020, she is a participant in the national Summers Night Project, as well as WASO’s inaugural Emerging Conductors Program.
Kate holds a BA(Hons) from The University of Western Australia. Her research interests sit at the intersection of identity studies and musicology, with particular emphasis on constructions of gender in new music practices.