THIRD SESSION: THE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENT
ACUD (Studio space, 1st floor)
26 January 2017, 7.30PM
Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin
Contact: alice [at] occultomagazine.com
PROGRAMCaterina Barbieri - Performative talk
A Communication Primer (1953, Charles & Ray Eames, 21 mins) - Screening introduced by Alice Cannava
CATERINA BARBIERIis an Italian composer now based in Berlin. 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. After graduating at the Conservatory and the Faculty of Humanities in Bologna with projects focused on phenomenology of perception, philosophy of music and ethnomusicology, she has researched and produced music at the renowned EMS in Stockholm, where she has intensively composed for the Buchla 200 system. By means of synthesis, pattern based operations and subtractive counterpoint, her music draws severe geometries in time and space. A focus on minimalism in composition arises from a meditation on primary waveforms and exploration of the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers. Her work has been released on Important Records and performed in venues such as The Long Now, MaerzMusik and Atonal (DE), Norbergfestival (SE), Worm (NL), Angelica (IT), De Montfort University (UK), Manchester University (UK), EGH (IT).
ALICE CANNAVAis an Italian, Berlin based independent publisher/curator and freelance designer/coder. She studied Fine Arts in Milan and Vienna. Since 2009 she edits, design and publish Occulto, a publication that explores natural and formal sciences and their history in connection to other fields and topics such as the visual arts, pseudoscience and history of religions. Since 2011 she’s curating in several Berlin venues – ACUD, WestGermany and Spektrum among others – a program of cultural events focused on experimental music research and audiovisual performances. Her edition Phantom Records – a series of graphic and textual artworks about a fictional music label – are part of the Deutsche Bank Collection Italy. She gave talks in venues and institutions such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice; Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, London; Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz; Halle 14, Leipzig. Since 2016 she’s studying at the Technical University of Berlin (MA History and Culture of Science and Technology).
THE [...] EXPERIMENTseries addresses and welcomes a very diverse public — scientists and artists, students and workers, all-round nerds and curious passers-by. Recurring lecturers and one-time guests will include hard and soft sciences researchers, historians and writers as well as visual artists, film directors, musicians and designers. Expect an informal situation, the possibility to develop a collective ongoing debate and collaborations, as well as good food and music.
Entrance: 5 Eur
Catering: More info soon
Venue: ACUD, Studio Space (1st floor), Veteranenstr. 21, 10119 Berlin
Public Transport: U8 Rosenthalerplatz, Tram 12 and M1 (Zionskirchplatz)
Fair-priced bar by ACUD. Music selection in-between and after.
No smoking inside, spatious balcony for smokers.
The space is accessible through stairs and elevator.
Participants' registration is not mandatory but very appreciated!
Please send a mail to alice [at] occultomagazine.com where you let us know:
- your name
- if you wish to eat with us (meat, veggie or vegan?)
- optional extra: a few words about you, your work or your interests