- New York City-based experimental metal guitarist and composer who straddles the worlds of metal, free improvisation, and contemporary classical, with his intricate, and angular playing style.
Barr builds jarring yet trance-like forms out of his architectural shredding. Piercing notes vibrate with intensity, as Mick’s hands merge with the guitar. An uncanny attention to detail both challenges & enthralls as brutality becomes beauty.
Known for his work with American black metal band Krallice, the duos Orthrelm and Crom-Tech, his solo work as Ocrilim or Octis, as well as an extensive collaborative practice has seen the release of over 100 recordings.