Seed Award 2022 Q&A: Kath Buckler

Composer Kath Buckler stands in a white dress looking into the distance in front of a white wall with coastal foliage
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To celebrate the winners of this year’s Seed Award, we caught up with all the selected artists and composers for a quick chat.

Here, we speak to Kath Buckler.

Can you tell us about your musical influences?

I’m inspired by the maths of music; patterns, loops, repetitions and evolutions. I started out in a very classical world and still reach for choral and string chamber works to help work out how to weave. 

Bjork, Massive Attack and the whole Ninja Tune roster opened up new sounds to me and they still inspire me today. Currently, anything instrumental, close harmony and tentative captures my attention. 

What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve started a collection of pieces called the Museum of Musical Memory which looks at how composition can be used to illuminate exhibits, text, images and oral histories. I’m excited about taking this from the digital realm into a live one. 

Kath’s journey is made possible with the generous support of individuals like you. There are many ways to get involved and every donation really does make a difference.

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