Homebase: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound
Hailing from Canada’s Capital region, Loop pedal violist, composer, and arranger Kathryn Patricia Cobbler has crafted a singular niche in improvisation and classical performance. She obsesses over creating uniquely arresting soundscapes, whether in solo recitals, composing for theatre, performing in site specific art installations, and more. A recipient of one of Ottawa Arts Council’s Emerging Artist awards, she has been featured in Canada’s capital region’s most notable Concert Series, including Chamberfest, Music & Beyond, and Ottawa New Music Creators’ Analogue Series to name a few. As a seasoned workshop facilitator and educator, Kathryn is proud to be a performance instructor at Carleton University, and on the MASC Artist roster. Kathryn is also a teaching artist with the National Arts Centre. Most recently Kathryn Patricia was artist -in- residence with the Ottawa Dance Directive composing and collaborating for the premiere of Dream & True North envisioned and choreographed by Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson. After switching to music as her artistic path from visual arts, she would receive degrees in viola performance from Western University B.M. and the University of Ottawa M.M. A native of Windsor, Ontario, she makes her home in Ottawa. She performs on a viola by luthier, Sibylle Ruppert and a Boss RC-30 loop pedal.
Want to listen to Kathryn Patricia's music? Her music is available on Spotify and Bandcamp: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2DKvhvc3MtQp7qOATeN4ir Bandcamp: https://kathrynpatricia.bandcamp.com/album/the-unleash
School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music, Storytelling, Interdisciplinary, Visual Arts, Writing
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 Minute Performance + 20 Minute Artist Talk
Tech Requirements: Connection to a PA System
Available Formats: In Person
Unleash is a “choose your own adventure” interactive concert where Kathryn Patricia uses music to explore the storytelling medium.Using a storyboard format, participants will venture through sound, with the music from her EP The Unleash and her other original compositions. Within this concert experience, participants have the opportunity to create their own storyline fuelled by music inspiration. Featuring both dance-like melodies and unusual sounds, participants will draw, and/or write their own story featuring characters of their own creation.
"Wow! We were so fortunate to learn from Kathryn Patricia this afternoon. Students were mesmerized by her talent and each wrote a creative story to accompany her beautiful music. Thank you Limestone District School Board for this opportunity!" -Mlle Ducharme https://twitter.com/MlleDucharme/status/1493742283816153088
"A big thank you to Kathryn Patricia for the inspiring presentation today. The grade 2’s worked intently on their adventure stories, as we listened to your beautiful compositions. Afterwards, they shared their creations with friends. A lovely Black History month celebration!" -Ms Ferrarotto https://twitter.com/MsFerrarotto2/status/1494167790936281093
"[One of my students] was so inspired by the Igniting Creativity performance, that he continued his writing during free time. [The students] did some of their best writing today. Thank you Kathryn Patricia !!." -- Ms. Johnston https://twitter.com/MsJohnston20/status/1492283849505742852