Katie Down is a sound artist and multi-instrumentalist based in the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn, NY .
Originally a classically-trained and jazz flutist, Katie's music intersects the realms of sound art, free improvisation, Americana, Jazz, and world music. With NewBorn Trio, she performs on homemade instruments including glass percussion and steel cello and she plays ukulele and sings with the infamous band, The Ukuladies! and the experimental Sephardic ensemble, Sofie Salonika.
Katie is a composer and sound designer as well and has created numerous sound scores for theatre, dance, and independent films including the critically-acclaimed Salt in the Air, a documentary on a Ukrainian salt-mine with healing elements on the brink of collapse.
Her sound designs for theatre and dance have garnered her Drama Desk nominations and the award for best sound design from The Connecticut Critic's Circle. She is the recipient of several grants, residencies, and commissions including the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, BAM, Watermill, Chashama, Music Omi, and Meet the Composer.
Katie is a member of the music faculty at SUNY New Paltz and is a licensed creative arts therapist. Her private practice,
SoundWell Creative Arts Therapy, offers trainings, clinical supervision and healing events.