Cath Roberts’ work explores free improvisation, composition and the music at their meeting point. Her primary outlet as a composer and improviser on baritone saxophone is the quintet Sloth Racket, which has toured widely and released several albums as well as expanding into the ten piece improvising ensemble Favourite Animals. As bandmate, Cath is a member of multiple groups including Madwort Sax Quartet, Article XI, MoonMot and Alex Ward’s Item 10. She has a long-standing duo with guitarist Anton Hunter called Ripsaw Catfish, as well as regular collaborations with Tullis Rennie, Otto Willberg, Benedict Taylor, Alex Bonney, Seth Bennett and Dirk Serries. Cath co-runs LUME with Dee Byrne, producing concerts, tours and festivals since 2013 and releasing music on the Luminous label. With Tom Ward and Colin Webster she organises BRÅK, an improvised music series taking place in Brockley, South East London. cathrobots.co.uk
– June 2020.
(Longer biog available on request!)
Photo by Arek Golosz.