Caterina Barbieri is an Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object-oriented perception in sound. 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. Her current sonic research investigates the creative use of computation and complex sequencing techniques to explore the artefacts of human perception and trigger temporal hallucinations, by ultimately inducing a sense of ecstasy and contemplation.
Her work has been extensively presented in festivals and venues across the world such as Atonal and Berliner Festspiele, Mutek, Unsound, Sonar, Primavera Sound, Dekmantel, Barbican Centre, Philharmonie de Paris, Berghain, Biennale di Venezia.
In Time-blind Barbieri’s sound research about the creative use of the computations – as an instrument to activate hallucinations and conditions of ecstasy – blends with Ruben Spini’s visual survey about spirituality and religious art, which reinterprets with a cybernetic approach the relation between human and nature.
[photo: Jim C. Nedd]