Line Katcho is a Montréal composer and audiovisual artist primarily interested in sound and image as demonstrations of kinetic matter: gestures, forces, or motion—she distinguishes herself by her experimental approach and affinity for perceptual playfulness, as well as a profound talent with affect. She holds a master's degree in Electroacoustic Composition from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, and leans towards a mixing of styles, genres and applied methods. She collaborates with choreographer and dancer James Viveiros, the Paysage Primitif collective, and also performs as a VJ under the moniker La Hyèna.
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Graduate of electroacoustic composition from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Line Katcho works mainly in the fields of acousmatic music and audiovisual work. Her primary concerns involve using sound and image as kinetic matter, representing movement, forces or gestures. She co-founded the series of concerts Soundwich for which she has ensured the artistic direction from 2013 to 2015. Her work has been presented in international concerts and festivals such as Sonorities (GB), Elektramusic (FR), Ai-maako Noche Blanca (CL), DME (PT) and Akousma (CA). She received the first prize at the JTTP (Jeux de Temps/Times Play) 2014.
Presented with the support of the Government of Québec as part of the 101010 project, the Embassy of Canada in Spain and the Bureau du Québec à Barcelone.
Sala ab, El Cultural San Martín
With meticulous attention to detail, Line Katcho hybridizes styles, genres and applied tech methods to craft prismatic, enveloping electroacoustic-techno compositions and visual landscapes.
Line Katcho's artistry spans minimalist acousmatic compositions, audiovisual creations (including mind-altering visuals under her VJ moniker La Hyèna) and film music, often approaching sound as kinetic matter. Her forceful sonics-in-motion whop a punch while feeding back synergistically into kaleidoscopic visuals. Katcho was the artistic director of Soundwich concerts, bringing together emerging electroacoustic artists in Montréal, and recently completed a degree in electroacoustic composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She's presented her work internationally at festivals such as Sonorities and Elektramusic, and earned first prize in the 2014 electroacoustic contest Jeux de Temps/Times Play. As part of the Kohlenstoff Records collective, she released her first two albums Pulsions and Totem Electric II, and has also collaborated with choreographer and dancer James Viveiros, the Folksinstock collective with Félix-Antoine Morin, Jean-François Blouin, Guillaume Cliche, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and videographer Karl Lemieux.
In her live audiovisual performance Immortelle at MUTEK, Katcho binds light and sound in constant, dramatic metamorphosis as she explores shifting relationships between image and music and between humans and our environments.
Appears as part of Keychange :: Amplify