Join us at the Pioneer Works main stage on March 28 for performances by Caterina Barbieri and Eli Keszler, followed by a DJ set by Marie Davidson.
About the Artists
Caterina Barbieri is an Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object-oriented perception in sound. Caterina explores the psycho-physical 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. Her work has been extensively presented in festivals and venues across the world such as Atonal and Berliner Festspiele, Mutek, Unsound, Sonar, Primavera Sound, Dekmantel, Barbican Centre, Philharmonie de Paris, Berghain, Biennale di Venezia. Her solo LP Patterns of Consciousness (Important Records, 2017) has received critical acclaim and has been named as one of the best releases of the year and the decade. Her 2019 release on Editions Mego, Ecstatic Computation, has been critically acclaimed and is record of the year on Bleep. She has recently signed her first movie soundtrack for Pascual Sisto’s “John and the Hole”, that was selected at Cannes 2020 and Sundance 2021, as well as scored fashion shows by Fendi, Gucci, Calvin Klein and Off-White.
“...one of electronic music’s most interesting new voices” (Fact Mag)
“...one of the modular synth’s brightest and most singular new voices” (Pitchfork)
Eli Keszler is a New York based artist, composer and percussionist. Keszler’s music, installations, and visual work have appeared at the Whitney Museum, Lincoln Center, MIT List Center, 67 Ludlow, Victoria & Albert Museum, Sculpture Center, The Kitchen, South London Gallery, Hessel Museum, Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Luma-Foundation, Barbican-St. Lukes, Walker Art Center, LAX Art, and MoMA PS1. He has released solo records for Shelter Press, Empty Editions, ESP-DISK', PAN and REL Records. As a composer, Keszler's commissions include: the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, ICE Ensemble, Brooklyn String Orchestra and So Percussion. Keszler has collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurel Halo, Kevin Beasley, Rashad Becker, Laure Prouvost, and David Grubbs among others.
Marie Davidson is a Montreal based electronic musician, singer, songwriter and DJ. She has released five solo albums under her own name and many more with other projects such as Essaie pas, Marie Davidson & L’Oeil nu, DKMD, SLEAZY and Les momies de Palerme. She has released on international music labels such as Ninja Tune, Cititrax (Minimal Wave), DFA Records and Holodeck Records, among others. Her music explores the creative possibilities of hardware material and software. She produces music in a wide range of styles including Club Music, Ambient, Techno, Pop, Rock and Spoken Poetry. Her work is introspective, sometimes qualified as dark and heavy, yet humorous. Her DJ sets focus on having fun with the crowd and are meant for dancing.