How do you fold time in on itself? For experimental saxophonist and improviser Kate Mohanty, the length of breath, the subtlety of a flicked valve, or a precise contortion of the body all swirl and confuse the passage of time. A drone becomes a flurry of notes, a sighing hold transforming into an exclamation, a moment's pause in between another passage stretching to populate the listener’s mind with reflection. A longtime member of the Brooklyn diy scene and collaborator in many outfits, Mohanty is respected as both an emotionally captivating player and advocate of the diy ethos. Their debut tape, “the double image”, finds them effortlessly exploring the saxophone’s palette. As the listener collapses in-between the instrument’s rhythmic, melodic, ambient, and noisy flourishes, Mohanty remains as a consummate guide to sonic exploration... Kate Mohanty is an avant-garde saxophonist based in Brooklyn. Kate is an active member of Brooklyn's DIY music scene, avidly committed to the process of improvisation. Disappear Here, Mohanty’s second solo effort, was released in October 2019 on friendship tapes. Kate’s albums are completely improvised upon recording. Mohanty's debut solo recording, The Double Image, was released via GP Stripes in April 2017. in addition to solo eforts, Kate has participated in a wide variety of artistic projects, including scoring short films, accompanying dance and theater performances, and appearing on numerous albums for bands. In 2011 Kate published a solo book of poetry entitled Back from Brooklyn.
"…the record is an exercise in a sort of controlled chaos, an eventful and unpredictable machination of a singular, skillful vision."
The Double Image was named to Avant Music News Best of 2017