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Catherine began song writing in high school , getting a guitar at 13. In 2000, she was introduced to computer software and MIDI methodology transforming the way she wrote songs. She did a few short courses in music technology and returned to study music as a student majoring in voice. Stylistically her music captures many essences, she defines it as ethereal wave, neo psychedelic & progressive electro folk/ rock. It has been described as “atmospheric”, “otherworldly”, “ethereal”, “relaxing”, “trancy”, “cinematic journey music”, “immersive and spacey” “mysterious ambience- portal to another world” “dynamic, rising and falling through seasons from organic folk-infused ambience to strong synthetic beats and luscious guitar textures”. Guitar and vox has been said “Like PJ Harvey on acid” “Like nothing else, unique” “definitely ambient” “like Kate Bush, Patti Smith & Annie Lennox” “enchanting” & with ” metaphysical melodies”. Old English folk, pop, electronic synthesizer music, rock tinges, progressive 70’s, ambient, minimalism, new age, 80’s & 90’s Indie and alternative are all audible influences. Catherine composes both songs and instrumental soundscapes. Lyrical themes are varied:- environmental matters, spirituality, relationships, mythos and story, shades of light and dark with melancholic leanings and existential angst clothed in metaphor.

Catherine is a multi instrumentalist singer songwriter  composer. Due to varied stylistic influences her music is hard to pin down.  As a Musician she has played at Do the Dream, Maitreya festival , Renaissance festival, Big West festival and the opener for The Pixie Collective Hyperspace Gallery as well as My Aeons the Mothership. She has played at the Goddess Within Fundraiser for the Art to Healing Project to benefit sex trafficked women and children in Asia, and Aphrodites Bordello a Vaudevillian show featured in the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Synergy @ Kindred Studios, Bar Open and open mics in years gone by. Her work has been featured in the V.U Offset Creative Arts Festival theatrical make up exhibition in 2012 at F.C.A.C, and  as part of Australia’s Computer Music Association Conference 60/60 Exhibit at College of the Arts in 2014. All three albums have received air play in various capacities, Revolution Complete, Atmospherica and Contemplating Buddha. Her honours work Oriental Temple Gardens Complex has also received airplay. Contemplating Buddha was launched March 2o 2016 at Bar Open.

AIRPLAY on Radio Adelaide, 3PBS, 3RRR, 3PBS, 3CR, 97.9FM, Syn FM, 7EDG, 3GCR, 2SER, 2BAB, 3WAY, 3NRG, 6NME, 3INR, 3RIM, 2LVR, 5TRIPLEZ, Radio Alexandra, 4FCR, 3MGB, 7LTN, 5HR and possibly more. Her work has also received some air play on terrestrial and internet based radio in the U.K and the U.S A.

MR BIG MAN

Her latest release Mr Big Man to coincide with Australias #StopAdani National day of action

 I AM (SONG OF THE EARTH)

Released on Earth day 2017

29th August 2014 Catherine released the first single off the ‘Atmospherica’ album, an 11 track album written 2009-2012, called Journeys through the Timeline’, an ambient electro acoustic tune about life  lived in the last ice age. Massimo Barbato Writer/ Commentator on AI and Future Tec writes “A rich, textured piece. Evocative vocals. A real sense of the cold, of ice, a really dramatic piece….A musical dreamscape that I can visualize alongside an equally dramatic piece of performance art, like dance”. The album is ‘Atmospehrica’ is out now.

Available for  download at Bandcamp Bandcamp

DISCOGRAPHY RELEASES

Her debut album  released in 2010 ‘Revolution Complete’, (cd available At Pixie Collective)  was reviewed on Radio Adelaide’s ‘Out of This World’ by Steve Sokvari in a special show. You can download it via the   STORE  here or via bandcamp or ask about limited edition cds.

revolutioncomplete cd image

 

Oriental Temple Gardens Complex’  her honours work was released in 2014 and is available with or without thesis in the store. It has been featured on 3PBS Art of Bleep.

OTGC COVER

 

December 21 2014 saw the release of her second ambient electro acoustic album ‘Atmospherica’, also featured on 3PBS Art of Bleep with Evan Carr.

ATMOSPERICAN COVER FINAL EMBED

 

‘Contemplating Buddha’ was released 20th March 2016, launched at Bar Open Fitzroy. Tracks ‘The Motherland’, ‘Rainbow Bridge’ and ‘The Outpost’ feature on AIR IT (Australian  Independent Radio Airplay Project) and are taking her work all around Australia.

For more info on releases go to the store page. All work accept Atmospherica and Oriental temple Gardens Complex is available on other digital outlets. Whole Discography is available on Bandcamp.

AIRIT/AMRAP PAGES

Rainbow Bridge, The Motherland and The Outpost are standout tracks- available on AIR IT AMRAP off the Contemplating Buddha album

AIR IT URL1 http://airit.org.au/airit/Catherine-Meeson-Rainbow-Bridge-Across-the-Deep-Blue-Ocean.html

AIR IT URL 2  http://airit.org.au/airit/Catherine-Meeson-The-Outpost.html

AIR IT URL 3  http://airit.org.au/airit/Catherine-Meeson-The-Motherland.html


An Article about my honours work ‘Oriental Temple Gardens Complex’ on internet magazine Serious Wonder in the U.K by Massimo Barbato

‘Healing Soundscapes Music and Technology Reunite Humans with Nature’

http://www.seriouswonder.com/healing-soundscapes-music-technology-reunite-humans-nature/

RAINBOW BRIDGE (ACROSS THE DEEP BLUE OCEAN)(Contemplating Buddha)


Many thanks to 

http://www.australiangothicindustrialmusic.com/bands/artists-links-to-music-groups-bands-projects-producers.html

for sharing my work and including me on their website database with so many other amazing artists and indeed influences, what an honour


FEATURED PRESS

http://www.starweekly.com.au/lifestyle/melton-south-musician-releases-third-album/pub/melton_moorabool/


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