Catherine Lamb

Catherine Lamb is an American composer exploring the interaction of tone, summations of shapes and shadows, phenomenological expansions, the architecture of the liminal states in between the outside and inside, and the long introduction form. She began her musical life early, later abandoning the conservatory to study Hindustani music in Pune, India. She received her BFA under James Tenney and Michael Pisaro at CalArts in Los Angeles, where she first developed her research into the interaction of tone and continued to compose, teach, and collaborate with other musicians. After finishing her Master's in music and sound from the Milton Avery School of Fine Arts at Bard College in New York, Catherine relocated to Berlin where she currently lives. Her first orchestral work, Portions Transparent/Opaque, was premiered by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the 2014 Tectonics Festival in Glasgow. She has won a series of awards, including the Ernst von Siemens Composer's prize in 2020, and the Grants to Artists award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2018. She has also co-founded the collectively oriented Harmonic Space Orchestra in Berlin. Catherine's writings and recordings are published in QO2, Hubro Records, Black Pollen Press, Sound American, and Sacred Realism amongst others

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