Damian Catera
American, born 1964

Interested in the visual and sonic manipulation of musical scores and recordings, Damian Catera uses computer programming to create sound works, multimedia projects, and works on paper. Through elaborate algorithms, he introduces series of parameters that deconstruct, reconfigure, and randomize his original source material into complex “soundscapes”, calligraphic prints, and abstract videos. Believing that music has been conditioned by centuries of class-defined cultural production, Catera deconstructs well known masterpieces, such as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, in an effort to “liberate” them from norms and confines.

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