Lali Barrière, Barcelona (Catalonia).
Musician and Mathematician, she combines her artistic activity with teaching Mathematics, creative programming and research.
As a Mathematician, she is a Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where she conducts her research on the creative use of information and communication technologies, recently, and in the fields of graph theory, communication algorithms and combinatorial geometry, in the past years. She is interested in music and visual arts, which led her to apply her mathematical knowledge to the creative use of programming. Besides Mathematics, she teaches Creative programming and Music and Mathematics. She also has collaborated in the Master on Sound Art of the Fine Arts School at the Universitat de Barcelona.
Active in the scene of free improvisation in Barcelona. Works with acustic and amplified objects, electronic devices, field recordings and programming, with a minimalistic approach.
Her current projects are: solo project, A=B, with Ferran Fages, blaast, with Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Un coup de dés, with Marta Sainz, and ziz, with Eduard Márquez and Ferran Fages. She also collaborates, or has collaborated, with other improvisers as Olga Ábalos, Ruth Barberán, Tom Chant, Miguel Angel García, Tomás Gris, Xavier Lopez, Héctor Rey, Tom Soloveitzik, Nuno Rebelo, Josema Urós, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Artur Vidal.
Festivals she participated in: Sónar (Barcelona, 2003), insolit music forum (L'Hospitalet, 2003), LEM (Barcelona, 2004 and 2010), bouesia (Deltebre, 2009), zarata fest (Bilbao, 2011, 2012 and 2013), festival audio tangente (Burgos, 2011), com a mínim (Barcelona, 2011), curtcircuit fest (Barcelona, 2012), personal-collective (Madrid, 2012). With Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Ruth Barberán, she organized the improvisers meeting bestiario (Barcelona, 2012).
Collaboration, composition, performance:
Since 2008 she is interested in creative applications of programming. Likes and uses Processing in her visual projects, a tool that also allows her to explore the use of Mathematics in creation and how artists can learn programming, as well as to approach creative work to engineers. She also use to program in Pure Data.
She has taught workshops and courses at lefreak (2008), circuit torçat (2011), taller tramuntana (2012), Departament de Formació de TV3 (2012), Fine Arts School of the Universitat de Barcelona (2013), Fine Arts School of the Universdad Complutense de Madrid (2014), and the course Processing: programming images, animation and interaction at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2008 i 2011). She organized the meetings ProcessingBCN (Hangar, Barcelona, 2009), with Alba G. Corral, and ProcessingInteract (Hangar, Barcelona, 2010), with Oriol Aragonès.