Katharine Norman (Billericay, Essex, UK, 1960) is a British composer based in London (UK). She studied at Princeton University (New Jersey, USA) with Paul Lansky and held various academic posts before deciding to pursue a freelance career. When using computers she works mainly with recorded sounds from the real world, making pieces which seek to create a poetry from the activity of our so-called ordinary lives. Her disc London is available on the NMC/Nimbus label. She now lives in Western Canada.