Caterina Barbieri Biography.


Caterina Barbieri is an 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 sonic research, currently focused on the creative use of computation and complex sequencing techniques to explore the artefacts of human perception and ultimately induce a sense of ecstasy and contemplation. 
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 debut album Vertical, composed for Buchla 200 and vocals, was produced between Elektronmusikstudion and the Royal University of Music in Stockholm and released via Important Records’Cassauna offshoot (2014). Since then, her work has been presented in festivals and venues such as The Long Now, MaerzMusik and Atonal (DE), Mutek (ES, CA), Unsound (PL), Barbican Centre (UK), Philharmonie de Paris (FR), CTM (DE), Ableton Loop (DE), Moogfest (US), Biennale di Venezia 2017 (IT) with performances scheduled for 2019 at Sonar, Primavera Sound and Dekmantel. 
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.). 2017 saw her release also the debut album of her collaborative project with Carlo Maria Punctum on Berlin’s imprint Summe. 
Since 2016, Barbieri collaborates with the historical Berlin’s festival Atonal on multimedia productions including her collaboration with Kali Malone Upper Glossa and is SHAPE artist for 2018. 

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