contemporary music and free improvisation

September 9, 2010

musical selections

All music below appears on Kathryn’s second solo album, “Masked”. The music featured on this album was created spontaneously in the moment for this recording. Each piece was improvised without a plan and is meant to represent a live performance experience of Kathryn’s music. None of these tracks have been edited in any way in order to create as authentic a recording as possible. The concept of this album is largely based on Kathryn Ladano’s PhD thesis, “The Improvising Musician’s Mask: Using Musical Instruments to Build Self-Confidence and Social Skills in Collective Free Improvisation”. The results of that research significantly influenced this project. Our instruments are our masks; they allow us to express our true selves.

All music created and composed by Kathryn Ladano

FLOW
OUTCRY
WINGS
CONTENTIOUS