Cath Roberts’ work explores free improvisation, composition and the music at their meeting point. Her primary outlet as a composer and improviser on baritone saxophone is the band Sloth Racket, which has toured widely and released several albums. She also improvises using live electronics and objects.
As bandmate, Cath is a member of several groups including Madwort Sax Quartet, Article XI and MoonMot. She has a long-standing duo with guitarist Anton Hunter (Ripsaw Catfish), as well as regular collaborations with Tullis Rennie, Benedict Taylor, Otto Willberg, Seth Bennett and others. Cath co-runs LUME with Dee Byrne, producing concerts, tours and festivals since 2013 and releasing music on their offshoot label Luminous. With Tom Ward and Colin Webster she organises BRÅK, an improvised music series taking place in Brockley, South East London.
Cath’s visual work can be seen on many Luminous releases, Sloth Racket tour flyers and LUME publicity materials, and in 2021 she created a giant, fragmented graphic score for an hcmf// commission, And then the next thing you know.
– April 2022.
(Longer biog available on request – CV/portfolio-style version in progress…)
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