Caterina Barbieri will perform a live AV show at Sónar Reykjavík 2019, along with collaborator, Ruben Spini.
Barbieri is a Berlin-based Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism. Caterina explores the psycho-physical effects of repetition and pattern-based operations in music, by investigating the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers to draw severe, complex geometries in time and space. Approaching music practice as an integrative cognitive feedback between humans and technology lies at the core of her current sonic research.
Barbieri holds a diploma in classical guitar and a bachelor's degree in electro- acoustic music from the conservatory of Bologna, Italy, alongside a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy of Bologna with a thesis in Ethnomusicology about Hindustani music and minimalism. Since 2013 she has researched and produced music at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, where she has intensively composed for the Buchla 200 system.
Her last solo LP, Patterns of Consciousness (Important Records, 2017), has received critical acclaim and been named in several ‘Best of 2017’ music round-ups (Fact Mag, The Wire, Boomkat etc.). 2019 will be a extra exciting year for Barbieri, as new releases will see the light of day.