Kat Carlsen is a composer and experimental sound artist who specializes in electronic composition. Their composition work has been used on a range of projects, from sound design for theatre to animation scoring, and they have extensive experience scoring for dance performance. In 2019, they received their Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College where they concentrated in electronic music composition. They have also studied art history, digital art making, and mindfulness psychology, all of which influence their practice as a composer. They are currently working on a project consisting of recent solo material, to be released in late 2022.
My work explores the relationship between sound and the body, and using sound as a means of communication and a tool for healing. I’ve increasingly used music and sound as a vessel to voice my frustrations about the world, exploring subjective issues related to family history and trauma, as well as issues of a larger scale, such as climate change and the damage to marginalized communities under capitalism.
As a collaborator, my goal is to bring to life the vision of the individuals I’m working with. I draw my inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, aspiring to utilize my musical voice and breadth of stylistic knowledge to design exactly the sounds in my collaborators’ imaginations.