Country:   England
URL:   http://www.novamara.com
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Katharine Norman is a British-born composer, sound artist and writer, currently living on Pender Island, in BC, Canada. Prior to this slightly alarming change of direction she was, for five years, Director of the Electronic Music Studios at Goldsmiths, University of London and, before that, held various academic posts in the UK. She now works freelance, mainly as a writer, with some recent teaching at Simon Fraser University. She has composed instrumental music, music combining instruments or voices and digital media, and purely electronic work. Her music, for both digital media with instruments and for purely digital media, makes frequent use of documentary sound – conversation, city sounds, birds etc – in a way that perhaps invites new appreciation both of the ‘real world’ and of the concert hall. Her CD of electroacoustic music and soundscape composition, London, is available on the NMC label. Transparent things, a CD of soundscape music and piano music, was released on the Metier label. Other music is recorded on the Innova, Empreintes Digitales and Discus labels. Increasingly, she writes about music, in particular electroacoustic and electronic music. Her book of experimental writings on recent electronic music (of many kinds and approaches) entitled Sounding Art: Eight Literary Excursions through Electronic Music was published by Ashgate in 2004. It is a book of literary non-fiction that takes an unconventional approach. She is currently working on a novel, (a long-term leisure pursuit), continues to publish research on electronic and other music, and also writes freelance (for money!).
10 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Losing it (excerpt) Composition - England Edit
Trying to translate Composition - 1991 England Edit
In her own time - Studio of Composition: Princeton University 1992 England Edit
Trilling Wire Composition - 1994 England Edit
Bells and Gargoyles digitally created soundscape - 1996 England Edit
[b]-contained Composition Galway Arts Festival 2000 Ireland Edit
Anything from the minibar? short computer-processed soundscape - 2001 England Edit
Something Quite Atrocious short computer-processed soundscape - 2001 England Edit
You need a cab? short computer-processed soundscape - 2001 England Edit
Oranges and Lemons digitally created soundscape - 2001 England Edit