kathy mctavish

cellist / composer / media artist

bio / resume

I am a cellist, composer, and multimedia artist. In live performance, installation and online environments, I blend improvisational cello, found sound, text, data and abstract, layered, moving images. My recent work has focused on creating generative methods for building multichannel video and sound environments.

My exploration of cross-media forms has resulted in the production of print books and recorded work through transmedia landscapes which flow from the digital web into physical installation and performance spaces.

I have a background in mathematics, ecology, music theory and software development. The confluence of these research areas informs my work as a composer / multimedia artist. I create frameworks for representing dynamical systems and am interested in emergent structures, chance, myth, improvisatory forms, polyphony, interactive webs, harmonic relationships and the orchestration of sound, light, and color.

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