Kara-Lis Coverdale, also known as K-LC, is a Canadian composer, musician, producer, based in Montreal. Coverdale is known equally for her piano, organ, and keyboard work as she is for her experimental electronic projects; often her work integrates the two, blurring the lines between traditional composition and research-based modernism.
Coverdale began studying music and piano at age 5. An improvisational virtuoso at a young age, she had composed and performed her own music before age 10. She was a competitive pianist until she went to Music school at The University of Western Ontario, where she studied piano, composition, and musicology. She later studied in the MIT (Media Information Technologies) program. Canadian pianist Ann Southam presented her with the promising young artist award at The Contemporary Music Showcase in Toronto. At Western, Coverdale became captivated by the practice of electroacoustic music and began integrating electronics and digital processes into her work. Her Masters thesis is a study of timbre and realism in recorded music which addresses how "reality" is constructed through sound design and recording technology. Since age 13, Coverdale has been the organist and music director at several churches across Canada. Sacred music is an influence in her acoustic composition work, as is Estonian (her parents immigrated to Canada from Estonia) choral and folk music.
Although presented by ACUD Macht Neu, this special piano performance will take place at Bonello Tonstudio in Wedding (U8 Pankstrasse), for its grand piano and exceptional acoustics. Capacity is limited.
This event is part of the Northern Resonance Canadian Music Series, presented by ACUD Macht Neu with support from the Botschaft Von Kanada. It features a selection of Canadian artists and music-related film, to share the depth, scope, history and future of the nation’s rich music culture with the city of Berlin. Each edition is a reflection of Canada’s position on the world stage as a vital and active contributor to the arts. Curated by Shub Roy.
SAT 12.5 // 20:00 // 8€
BONELLO TONSTUDIO // CONCERT
NORTHERN RESONANCE: KARA-LIS COVERDALE PIANO CONCERT
a series featuring Canadian music with a special performance by the rising Canadian composer