Loop Pedal Violist | Composer | Educator
ABOUT KATHRYN PATRICIA
Hello, my name is Kathryn Patricia Cobbler and am a violist, performing artist, composer and educator.
In my work, I am passionate about being a catalyst for
meaningful musical experiences.
Specializing in performing with and composing for solo viola and loop pedal (a device that allows me to sound like a chamber string orchestra) I specialize in the areas of Classical new music and live improvisation. To date I have written and performed over 40 compositions for this instrument combination.
As a composer and performing artist, I am a recipient of an
Emerging Artist Award for my work.
As an artist on the MASC Artist roster and performance instructor at Carleton University, I give online and live interactive concerts in concert halls and community spaces alike. As an educator, my work is centred around strings, loop pedals and effects, live improvisation and community music-making.
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THE UNLEASH EP -- I WAS TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY THIS ALBUM. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!
Hayley Muir, Music Director, CJSW Radio in Calgary
Loop pedal violist, composer, and recording artist. Kathryn Patricia Cobbler has crafted a singular niche in improvisation and classical performance. Kathryn Patricia is on the MASC Artist Roster, offering virtual interactive concerts across the globe. She obsesses over creating uniquely arresting soundscapes, whether she is performing in solo recitals, performing and composing for multidisciplinary collaborations, site specific art installations and more. Recognized as an in-demand artist, she has been featured in the Ottawa region’s most notable Concert Series, including Music & Beyond, Southminster United Church, and Ottawa New Music Creators series to name a few.
As a composer, Kathryn continually seeks to expand repertoire for the viola, solo viola and loop pedal. Kathryn has also been known to collaborate with other composers, premiering pieces by Canadian composers Mika Posen, and Raphael Weinroth-Browne. Most recently,Kathryn Patricia's piece for viola and spoken word had its world premiere by the arts organization, Castle Of Our Skins
As an educator, Kathryn Patricia is a performance instructor at Carleton University. Specializing in upper strings performance, loop pedal and effects, Kathryn helps students to develop their artistry as a live improvisors and multidisciplinary artists.
Committed to supporting the work of Teaching Artistry and Creative music-making across the country, Kathryn has assisted with the National Arts Centre's Arts Alive Program and created Catalyst Music : A music improv video series