American experimental electronic musician Katie Gately utilizes a plethora of computer programs in order to mutate and reshape her voice into dense, chaotic, unsettling sound constructions. Her unpredictable compositions waver between abrasive industrial collages and playful, abstract dance-pop tunes, exhibiting an absurdist sense of humor and an ear for rhythm and melody.
Raised in Brooklyn, Gately earned a degree in Sound Design from the University of Southern California, but never formally trained as a musician. The Los Angeles-based artist began uploading her compositions to Soundcloud in 2012, and by the end of the following year, she had released a self-titled 12" EP on Public Information and cassette ‘Pipes’ on Blue Tapes, both to critical acclaim. Following a limited lathe cut 7” single with Prayer on FET Press, Gately was invited to contribute to FatCat Records' split series, sharing an EP with Tlaotlon. In 2015, Gately appeared on Nosaj Thing's ‘Fated’ album and remixed Björk's song "Family.”
October of 2016 saw the release of her well-received debut album ‘Color’ on Tri Angle Records. In 2017, Gately expanded into live performances and festivals including bookings at RBMA LA and Ableton's Loop. She spent much of 2017 focused on production work, including a remix for Zola Jesus and most notably, production on 6 of the 11 songs on serpentwithfeet's forthcoming debut LP ‘soil’.
A documentary profiling Gately's creative process was released by Ableton Live in early 2018 and can be viewed on her homepage. She is currently working on her second LP and continuing to perform. Future bookings include a performance and workshop at Moogfest 2018 in Durham, NC.