Kathy Couch

online audio scores / compositional improvisation

Artist Biography

For 17 years, Kathy Couch has been designing and creating visual landscapes in performance and installation works. Primarily working in the mediums of light and space, Couch has designed performances in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Australia, Armenia, Russia, Latvia, Serbia and throughout New England. Kathy Couch has recent and ongoing collaborations with a canary torsi, Adele Myers + Dancers, Sara Smith, Vanessa Anspaugh, Karinne Keithley Syers, Peter Schmitz, and The Architects. As a member of the a canary torsi creative team, Couch received a 2009 Bessie Award for Dark Horse/Black Forest and a 2012-13 Bessie Nomination for their 4-hour interactive performance installation--The People To Come. In Fall 2013, the archive component of The People To Come was featured in the exhibition Performance Archiving Performance, at the New Museum in New York. She is a co-teacher at the Movement Intensive in Compositional Improvisation hosted annually by improvisational company The Architects. Kathy Couch currently teaches Lighting Design at Amherst College. She is a founding board member of the Northampton Community Arts Trust that seeks innovative ways to preserve arts space and is a curator and board member at A.P.E. gallery in Northampton, MA.