||SARAH DAVACHI (Calgary, Canada) Concert
As a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, Davachi's compositional projects are primarily concerned with disclosing the antiquated instruments and forgotten sonics of a bygone era in analog synthesis, with concurrent treatment of acoustic sources – particularly organ, piano, strings, and woodwinds – often involving de-familiarization through processing. Her work considers the experience of enveloped sonic dwelling, utilizing extended durations, psychoacoustic manipulations, and simple harmonic structures that emphasize variations in overtone complexity and natural phasing patterns.
CATERINA BARBIERI (Bologna, Italy) Concert
Caterina Barbieri is an Italian composer now based in Berlin.
She has composed music for old and new synthesizers as well as for string instruments. Her focus on minimalism in composition arises from a meditation on primary waveforms and exploration of the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers. By means of synthesis, pattern based operations and subtractive counterpoint, her music draws severe geometries in time and space. Her work explores themes of machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through approaching music practice as an integrative cognitive feedback between humans and technology. Repetition and pattern permutation as media to perceptual insight lie at the core of her current sonic research.
GEA BROWN (Prato, Italy)
«28», Sound Performance
The experimentation she has carried out over the last year is characterized by the use of materials of a vocal nature: spoken words, sound poetry, concrete poetry, conversation pieces, comedy. The new projects go towards a performative approach: each live set tests in a different way the possibility of a balance between the narrative-semantic function of the vocal element of a spoken language and its intrinsic sound dimension, without one dominating the other. She currently lives in Prato, where she works as a sound artist and curator for visual art and sound projects, at SC17 and Lottozero Textile Laboratories.