Kara-Lis Coverdale (CA)

Montreal-based Kara-Lis Coverdale is one of the most exciting young composers in North America. She is a classical pianist by training and has been church organist and music director at several churches across Canada since age 13.

Her dense arrangements blur the line between the human and the data with a unique penchant for long-form melody, harmony, and sonic detail. Her shimmering pieces of digital ether evolve out of polymorphous arrangements of synthesized samples and keyboards processed in surreal and ornate ways.

She released her highly acclaimed solo album Aftertouches on Sacred Phrases in 2015 and collaborated with artists such as Tim Hecker and How To Dress Well. She is currently working on a commission for Vanemuine Theatre in Estonia to be premiered in late 2017.