K Á R Y Y N is a producer, composer and vocalist who creates textured and emotional music inspired by the human condition, science and spirituality.
Born in Alabama, baptised in Aleppo and raised in Indiana, K Á R Y Y N’s early life was divided between the USA and Syria, and her identity remains split between middle-eastern and western cultures. Prior to revealing herself as a solo artist, K Á R Y Y N spent years challenging her own ideas of what is and what should be; working and creating alone, crafting her artistry and developing her place in the world whilst staying hidden.
Described by FACT as “an electronic adventurer”, K Á R Y Y N began to release music in 2017 on her own label ANTEVASIN (a Sanskrit word meaning ‘one who lives at the border’). Her “stunning solo debut” (Pitchfork) Quanta 1 and the follow up Quanta 11 are two of three parts of a complete series, with her Syrian-Armenian-American heritage heavily inspiring the single “ALEPPO,” a “dizzying mesh of human and digital signal” (The FADER). K Á R Y Y N has also composed for the opera Of Light in collaboration with theatre director Samantha Shay under the tutelage of Marina Abramovic.
Photo: Derek Hutchison