ECHOLOCATION, by Kathy Kennedy
Kathy Kennedy is a sound artist with formal training in visual art as well as classical singing based in Montreal, Quebec. Her art practice generally involves the voice and issues of interface with technology, often using telephony or radio transmission. Her work engages with public space and physical space through voice. She is also involved in community art, and is a founder of the feminist digital media center in, Studio XX (now Ada-X), as well as the innovative choral group for women, Choeur Maha. Her large-scale sonic installation/performances for many singers and radio, called “sonic choreographies,” as well as the HMMM series have been performed internationally. Ms. Kennedy currently teaches music at Concordia University in Montreal. She frequently gives lectures and workshops on listening skills, acoustic ecology and vocal improvisation, and brings people together to sing in old and new ways.