Driven by a patient devotion to sonic afterlife, memory, and material curiosity, Kara-Lis Coverdale’s dynamic work occupies new planes built upon a borderless understanding of electronic music, but rooted in interlocking musical systems and languages. Heralded as “One of the Most Exciting Composers in North America” (The Guardian), Coverdale’s work has been meet with consistent critical acclaim. Coverdale’s recordings are incredibly considered and often understated, but her live shows can be unpredictable, chaotic, eerie, dynamic, and confrontational; all for which she has earned a steady reputation as a festival favourite as a highly dynamic and explorative artist, resistant to categorization and stasis.
Kara-Lis holds degrees in musicology and composition and has worked as organist and music director at several churches across Canada since age 13, where she has also served as choir conductor. Coverdale is recipient of a “remising young artist” award by Canadian new music composer Ann Southam, has held residencies with GRM Paris, EMS Stockholm, FUGA Zaragoza and others, and presents original performances, commissions, collaborations, and installations all over the world. She currently resides in Montreal.