Barbara De Dominicis

Barbara De Dominicis

Barbara De Dominicis besides using her voice, loves collecting sounds, manipulating them and inventing sound textures.

In 2009 she published as a soloist Anti-Gone, a concept album which bases its narrative on Greek mythology. In 2008 she began a collaboration with canadian cellist Julia Kent; their performance (initially under the name of Intermittenze) will soon become a stable project in progress with the name Parallel41 a musical/visual/improvisatory project released internationally on french record label BASKARU - July 2012.

Her sound works include Whimsical Cartography – selected among the works which will be exhibited in the collective multimedia show E-ArtQuake in commemoration of the earthquake in Irpinia; Re_di_Sound Radio Papesse, a tribute to Marcel Duchamp (Call for Revolutionary Sounds). Her growing interest in soundscapes leads her to conceive of A tale of two cities: a series of audio collages designed to portray the similarities and differences of two cities which lie on the same parallel, Naples and New York. This work has become a radiowork produced for RadioPapesse vs Radia network, entitled Crossings. Among her current projects Exqusite What as both curator and creator a collective inspired by the Surrealist practice of exquisite corpses dedicated to the creation of an audio-visual web platform; La Reverie/La Sogneriacurator/creator_a multimedia space linked to dreaming in which, as if inside a globe indexed by locations, issues, and time periods, one can choose to "enter" in mp3 into the story of a dream or to travel between multiple dreams (in progress). She has recently been invited by GIRRL_girrlsound:digitalgirrl an Australian organization supporting women working in the field of sonic and digital art to curate a series of radio podcasts entitled "The Cat Cinderella" with the aim of promoting the dissemination of works by women artists on the brink between net_art, sound art and audio documentary. At the end of 2012 she started to collaborate with french visual artist Aude Francois: they conceived Self Made Worlds a performance for voice, electronics, and visual explorations liberally adapted from ”House of Incest” by Anaïs Nin: a dialogue between the organic body depicted in video and the sounds and voices present on the stage.

She recently release her new solo album " Body Maps" (Folderol, 2022), by making use if rediscovered private memories old photographs, letters from strangers, sounds of objects no longer in use, semi-forgotten nursery rhymes, etc. Some audio and visual artists she has recently collaborated with include Leonardo Rosado; Mark Walters aka Savaran; Marco Messina; Mathias Van Eecloo aka Monolyth & Cobalt; Enrico Coniglio; Elio Martusciello, Airchamber 3; Roland Quelven; Andrea Serrapiglio; Ginetta Corelli; Nicolas Bernier; Davide Lonardi; Andrea Ics Ferraris. Her older projects include The Body-exposed; Poe-Si with Mirko Signorile and Marco Messina Cabaret Noir with Pasquale Bardaro; Kuul_Ma an experimental audiovisual project in which organic electronic sounds interact with the changing landscape of visual artist Davide Lonardi In 2012 she became a member of AIPS (Italian soundscapes archive)

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