Fantas is the epic opening track on Caterina Barbieri’s acclaimed 2019 release Ecstatic Computation. The original Fantas laid out a magical path of patterns leading the listener on a journey into the sound itself. Fantas Variations maps out eight new potentials sprung from this initial path as constructed by a diverse mix of artists lending to a wide spectrum of new works extrapolated from the original work. For this project Barbieri invited friends and long time collaborators from a variety of musical backgrounds to create a more sustainable and inclusive landscape in terms of stylistic, geographical, gender and generational balance. The results are a diverse array of approaches and instrumentation which blur the boundaries between the acoustic and electronic.
Fantas Variations embraces a platform for mutual exchange and support between like-minded artists, where active and collective re-imagination is prioritised over the traditional model of remixes, which is often strategic, functional and more passive.
released April 2, 2021
A1. Evelyn Saylor– Fantas Variation For Voices
Featuring – Annie Garlid, Lyra Pramuk, Stine Janvin
A2. Bendik Giske– Fantas For Saxophone And Voice
B1. Kali Malone– Fantas For Two Organs
B2. Walter Zanetti– Fantas For Electric Guitar
C1. Jay Mitta– Singeli Fantas
C2. Baseck– Fantas Hardcore
D1. Carlo Maria– Fantas Resynthesized For 808 And 202
D2. Kara-Lis Coverdale– Fantas Morbida
D3. Caterina Barbieri – Perennial Fantas