HARPIST. SINGER-SONGWRITER. COMPOSER. 

“Incredible artists have for years crafted brilliant works around their own emotional reckonings, but Katherine Redlus goes above and beyond in her new song ‘Welcome Home.’ A vulnerable and ethereal sonic embrace, Redlus’ “Welcome Home” wraps listeners in waves of self-love and belonging as the emerging artist unravels her own spiritual and emotional journey.” - Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine.

Katherine Redlus is a classically trained musician turned singer-songwriter. She released her first solo album BRUTAL WALTZ for harp, voice, and electronics on January 21, 2019. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018, the project was completed and had a special pre-release for Kickstarter backers. The project is an exercise in pushing the boundaries of avant-garde pop and building songs with harp and synthesized/noise sounds only - finding ways to filter the harp to sound like a variety of different things. Her first single off the album, “Kingdom Come” premiered on Our Culture Mag in 2018, and was featured on the radio at Hot 103.9 (SoCal) Local Artist Spotlight. Returning to NYC, she performed “Kingdom Come” at the NYC Electroacoustic Festival at the Abrons Arts Center - showcasing the possibilities of processing the electroacoustic harp and blending it with synthesized sound. Her second single, “Welcome Home” premiered on Atwood Magazine. Recent performances include The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where she performed a large private show of her album.

She graduated in 2016 with her M.M. in Harp Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with JoAnn Turovsky. Previously, she graduated in 2011 with a B.M. in Harp Performance and a minor in Entertainment, Media & Technology from New York University, where she studied with her long time teacher and mentor, Rita Costanzi. While still at NYU, she began studying acting at the Stella Adler Studio in NYC. Upon graduating, she took a brief hiatus from music in order to study acting in the full-time conservatory program at The William Esper Studio, which she graduated from in June of 2013. After moving to Los Angeles in 2014, she began delving into more new and avant-garde music. In 2015, she performed on harp with Four Larks in their imaginative and award winning production, The Temptation of St. Antony. The production had a second extended run in the fall of 2016, due to audience demand. In Fall of 2017, she returned to play in the Four Larks production of Undine. 

FROM THE ARTIST…

My music is a deep dive into mystical, gothic and ethereal themes. Though my background is extensively classical, my debut album marks a sharp departure from my training. While at USC Thornton finishing my masters degree, I felt like I really hit a wall in terms of the possibilities for the classical harp. While I have a love for new (classical) music, there is only so much that has been created for harp to participate in new music ensembles and it became extremely discouraging.  Mainly out of frustration, I began learning Ableton Live and exploring what possibilities there were to use an electroacoustic harp and build my own "orchestra" of sounds with only the harp. Once I realized this could be done, a whole new world opened up for me.   I grew up playing classical music and listening to "surf music" such as the Beach Boys which profoundly shape my musical tastes in terms of production and arranging. My influences are fairly wide-ranging, and include: minimalist new music composers such as Phillip Glass, the film music of Danny Elfman, Sigur Ros, Florence + The Machine, Bjork, Muse and so many more...