Cathy Lane from London, UK is a composer, sound artist, author and academic. She has
exhibited and presented her work all over the world – most recently in Kochi, South India; in
Sonologia, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean, Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides,
Scotland; Gigante y Usted, Santiago, Chile; Sound Acts, Athens, Greece; Sound Art Matters,
Aarhus, Denmark; and Dramaturgie Sonore, Quebec, Canada. Books include The Spoken Word
in Artistic Practice (2008) and, with Angus Carlyle, In the Field (2013), and On Listening(2013).
Her CD The Hebrides Suite was released by Gruenrekorder in 2013. Cathy Lane is a Professor
of Sound Art at University of the Arts London and Director of CRiSAP (Creative Research in
Sound Arts Practice).
Her work uses spoken word, field recordings and archive material to explore aspects of our
listening relationships with each other and the multiverse. She is currently focused on how sound
relates to the past, our histories, environment and our collective and individual memories from
a feminist perspective. Aspects of her creative practice have developed out of these interests
and include composition and installation-based work. She also writes and lectures on these and
related subjects as well as collaborates with visual artists, filmmakers’ choreographers and other
She lives and works in London, UK.