01-05 JN

International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music

Québec Canada

Kara-Lis Coverdale CA

NOCTURNE 2: In collaboration with THUMP
June 02, 2016, 21:00 - 01:45
Live: 22:25 - 23:10
PANEL: Interstitial Song: Between Bodies, Strings, Air and Electronics
June 04, 2016, 13:00 - 14:30
Artist: 13:00 - 14:30
Montréal-based composer, musician and producer
Multi-layered electroacoustic compositions, dense and unfamiliar narratives steeped in contrasts of consonance and noise
Constellation Tatsu, Umor Rex, Sacred Phrases
Grafts (2017), Aftertouches (2015), Sirens, avec LXV (2015), A 480 (2014)
Collaborated on Tim Hecker and Lee Bannon albums; producer for How to Dress Well, artist in residence at GRM Paris, EMS Stockholm, and Inkonst, classically trained pianist; former music director and organist at St. John’s church in Montréal
Montréal: 2015, 2016, 2017 - Mexico: 2015 - Barcelona: 2016
The Guardian - 'Punching people is fun'
The Wire
Tiny Mix Tapes Interview
FACT Interview
Thump Interview
La Presse
You Tube
Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV Boiler Room x MUTEK MX Live Set

WHO: Montréal-based musician, producer and composer
STYLE: Multi layered synth compositions, post sacred tonalities steeped in noise, new age accents with hip hop swagger
LATEST: Aftertouches (2015), Sirens, with LXV (2015), A 480 (2014)
LABELS: Umor Rex, Sacred Phrases, Constellation Tatsu
MORE: Collaborated on Tim Hecker and Lee Bannon albums; is organist and music director at St. John’s church in Montréal
MUTEK: Montréal: 2015; Mexico: 2015; Barcelona: 2016

As at-home surrounded by wires and synths as she is before a pipe organ, Kara-Lis Coverdale makes multiple channel, multi timbral collages that conjure symphonies of the sacred, profane and transcendent. Informed by a Masters degree in musicology and composition and an ingrained love of hip hop, sampling and capsized New Age, Coverdale’s post-sacred music mobilizes traditional vocal and instrumental sources into electronic dreams of earthly existence.

Along with her evolving solo work, Coverdale has collaborated with LXV (musician David Sutton) on their Sirens album, and contributed keyboard and piano to recordings by Tim Hecker and hip hop junglist, Lee Bannon. Live, Coverdale draws on her latest recordings and recent compositions, layering sensorial electronics, pipe organ and piano, reverberating drones and bass, deliberately leaving space for improvisation inspired by the moment.

After an acclaimed live set at MUTEK in 2015 (The Guardian writer Ben Beaumont-Thomas called her his “absolute festival highlight”), followed by touring, shows at MUTEK.MX and MUTEK.ES and further critical accolades, Coverdale unveils a new live set for MUTEK Montréal.


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