Cathy Berberian was a mezzo-soprano and a composer who interpreted contemporary avant-garde music. She was remarkably skilled in capturing the mood of the work and she could seamlessly shift among disparate music styles, ranging from pre-Baroque to contemporary. She performed using music by John Cage, Luciano Berio, Sylvano Bussotti, Hans Werner Henze, and Igor Stravinsky among many others. During her career, Barberian composed two pieces: Stripsody in 1966 and Morsicat(h)y in 1969. Her work appeared in The Kitchen group exhibition Between Thought and Sound in 2007. For more information, please visit

Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music