Upper Glossa is the group  consisting of Caterina Barbieri and Kali Malone  (US).

This new project debuted at Berlin Atonal 2016 to massively positive critical acclaim, with The Wire picking out the performance as a festival highlight and describing it as “a trip deep within the mothership – hypnotic and beautifully disorientating”.

Developed between Sweden and Italy, their new piece Fundament is a composition for electric guitars and analog synthesizers inspired by additive patterns, canon and overtone-centered harmony. It’s vigorous and minimalist dexterity exudes a severe and tragic sound hailing from the pythagorean region of the harmonic spectrum."


"...shoegaze walls of sound slowly shifting into dark guitar washes/echoes, which finally give way to synth lullabies, building the melancholy melodic patterns of monotonous beauty" (Secret Thirteen)




2017 May 6 - Västerås (SE), Nya Perspektiv.

2017  January 28  - Stockholm (SE), Art’s Birthday Party, presented by The Swedish Radio P2.

2016 November 30 - Bologna (IT),  Teatro San Leonardo, presented by Angelica Festival.

2016 August 25 - Berlin (DE), Berlin Atonal.

2016 August -  Stockholm (SE), In Residency at EMS Elektronmusikstudion.

2016 March 17 - Florence (IT), Le Murate, presented by Tempo Reale.

2016 February 27 - Stockholm (SE), Fylkingen, presented by Mother.

2016 January - Florence (IT), In Residency at Tempo Reale.

2015 July 30 - Norberg (SE), Norberg Festival presented by Fylkingen.

2015 July - Stockholm (SE), In Residency at EMS Elektronmusikstudion

2014 November 22 - Bologna (IT), Made in Woman.


photos by camille blake

 © 2017 Caterina Barbieri

 © 2017 Caterina Barbieri

 © 2017 Caterina Barbieri