Opening Concerts: Caterina Barbieri – David August Presents VĪS
Caterina Barbieri (Milan I Italy)
Italian composer Caterina Barbieri has spent the best part of a decade renewing the structures of electronic music, using the magic of her synthesizers and sequencers to build bridges between experimental, dance music and pop. In 2017, her LP Patterns of Consciousness (Important Records) introduced us to her experimental approach to time, space and memory, and her compositions that induce states of alteration in the human mind. Since then, she has continued to build her emotional and dreamlike universe through a series of releases on her label light-years, the latest of which is Myuthafoo (2023).
David August (Hamburg I Germany)
David August is one of those hard-to-pin-down artists who are constantly reinventing themselves: he has been blazing his own trail between electronic and classical music since his acclaimed Boiler Room in the early 2010s. In just 5 years, the Italian-German producer and dj has managed to leave the dancefloors to explore more experimental territories with his album Times (Diynamic Music, 2013), collaborate with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester for a surprising Boiler Room in 2016, create the 99CHANTS label in 2018, and release two LPs the same year: DCXXXIX A.C (99CHANTS), his first ambient piece, and D’Angelo (PIAS), a multi-genre musical tribute to Caravaggio.
After a first decade of exploration and reinvention, his awaited return in 2023 promises to see him once again broaden his sonic and artistic palette, incorporating a more holistic and multidisciplinary approach to his art.