very long cat

Third Shift Festival, Saint John, NB

very long cat is an online music duo formed by tabla player Shawn Mativetsky and live coder David Ogborn. Based in Montreal, QC and Hamilton, ON, the duo rehearses and performs over the internet, improvising and exploring the realms of sound and image. The tabla is a versatile pair of drums from the North of India, played with the fingers, and features a colourful sonic palette. Through live coding, the art of programming live in the moment, David is able to create a wide variety of digital musical and visual elements that converse with Shawn’s tabla playing. The code is displayed throughout the performance, revealing the process behind the music