Kathy Hinde's audiovisual creations echo phenomena found in the natural world to explore the relationship between people, other species, and the earth’s systems. Hinde's work encompasses a cross between kinetic sound sculpture and newly invented instruments that can be played live in countless ways. She draws on systems, models, and data from animal behaviours, biodiversity and dynamic ecosystems, and often employs open scores and chance procedures. The animal and the elemental have all figured in a practice of installation, performance, audiovisual and participatory works: birds, water, bogs and ecosystems take on different forms through bespoke software, objects and inquisitive forms of media.
Hinde has toured work extensively around Europe, USA, Canada, China, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia & New Zealand. Hinde has received a number of awards including an Ivor Novello Award (2020) for Twittering Machines, an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica (2015), a British Composer Award in Sonic Art (2017), an ORAM award (2017) and a Scottish Award for New Music (2018). She joined the Cryptic Artist programme in 2015 and is a member of the Bristol Experimental Expanded Film collective.