Caterina Barbieri Reviewed and Profiled

Source: The Quietus.

As an avowed minimalist, a key focus of Barbieri’s is repetition, specifically how that repetition plays out on the brains and bodies of listeners but live, her use of repetition is only one such tool. Equally important is the way that moments float up and away from the jittery analogue waveforms that make up the undercurrent of much of her performance. Whereas, for example, Reich’s most famous works take instances of repetition and intricately play them off against each other, Barbieri coaxes out shifts that, as a listener, you don’t always realise have happened until they have ascended far from the music’s roots.