Tansy celebrates all things noisy and beautiful, weaving haunting melodies through minimalist structures. Armed with loops, delays, and lots of reverb, her sound echoes through the ears and hearts of all who listen, and leaves its ghost behind.
Tansy is the solo project of Kathryn Kerr, an active collaborator and multi-instrumentalist from Winnipeg, MB. In winter 2014, Kerr trekked out to her family cottage in the Manitoban Interlake to self-record and produce Tansy’s debut EP Wood Songs. The EP is a true testament to lo-fi beauty, [Wood Songs] "has created a rich listening experience birthed out of dark Manitoba nights." (Meagan Clarke, Earshot).
After the release, Tansy rapidly gained a steady and quiet following in the music scene of Manitoba. Tansy's music spans genres, and she has been billed with a variety of bands (Tunic, Archery Guild (Montreal), Ghost Twin, Slow Spirit, Ben Caplan (Halifax), Hannah Epperson (New York)). As well, she has performed at various musical festivals around Manitoba. (Real Love, Shine On, Big Fun, Islendingadagurinn.).
In 2016 Tansy recorded and released a 4-track tape entitled Swim/Sleep, and toured Eastern Canada. She has been currently collaborating with local synth artist Viva Non, and preparing for debut full length in 2019.