kathy mctavish

cellist / composer / media artist

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I am a cellist, composer, and multimedia artist. In both live performance and gallery installations, I blend improvisational cello, found sound, text, video and abstract, layered, still-motion film. 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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