Kat Estacio is a musician, artist, and enabler of creative culture in Toronto. Her work speaks to the intersectional meeting of narratives as a diasporic queer woman of colour, expressed through supposed contradictions of nostalgia and decolonization. She is a founding member of Pantayo, an all-women Filipino kulintang gong ensemble, and is one-half of Sharps Lab, a tattoo and sound art collective.
Kat‘s solo music blends drifty experimental synth tones with the soft percussive timbre of kulintang, a departure from the more rhythmic stylings of the larger outfit she shares in Pantayo. A strange hypnotic world unfolds that is both starkly daunting and deeply inviting. A sinister and brooding trip, modern and traditional listeners are pulled into a new terrain, and there is nowhere to hide.