Caterina Barbieri + Milan W. & The Tulnic Ensemble of Avram Iancu
Belgian debut of synthesizer phenomenon Caterina Barbieri and world premiere by Milan W. with five-piece Romanian folk ensemble.
One of the most unique new voices in modular synth music, according to Pitchfork, Berlin-based Italian composer Caterina Berbieri’s hypnotizing compositions investigate the psychological and physical impact of repetitive melodic patterns. In her first Belgian show ever, Barbieri presents her new album Ecstatic Computation (Editions Mego), which will see her perform at major European festivals such as Primavera, Sonàr and Dekmantel.
One of the highlights of Europalia Romania 2019 is the collaboration of Antwerp electronica wizard Milan W. and a Roman tulnic ensemble, with five women from the commune of Avram Lancu. A tulnic is a three-meter long wind instrument, similar to an alpine horn, used since the Middle Ages as a means of communication in mountainous areas. Milan W. resided in the Transylvanian mountains to experiment with the instrument’s rich harmonies and textures. The result will be a brand-new composition for electronica and the five-piece tulnic ensemble, premiering at STUK.
This project is a collaboration of EUROPALIA ROMANIA, The Attic and STUK.
One of electronic music’s most interesting new voices.
If there were a Eurovision Song Festival for underground music, Milan W. would be the perfect Belgian representative.