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 psychophysical 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. Despite her minimalist compositions, her performances feel full of stories of mystery and revelation – grand and nearly gothic
in their presentation.