Natasha Barrett was the guest composer of the Third Practice Electroacoustic Music & New Media Arts Festival in Richmond (USA) in November 2002. She presented Viva la Selva!, Liquid Crystal for clarinet and tape, and Prince Prospero’s Party.
Composer Natasha Barrett tops Simon Fraser University’s CJSF experimental chart with her first album, Isostasie. Also on the empreintes DIGITALes label, Requiem by composer Michel Chion is in 3rd position, Michèle Bokanowski’s Cirque is in 11th position and, last but not least, Stephan Dunkelman’s first CD occupies the 31st place.
After a noticed participation on the compilation Miniatures concrètes and two autoproduced albums on her small label Nota Bene, Natasha Barrett presents her first CD on the empreintes DIGITALes label, the rich and scintillating Isostasie. A student of Jonty Harrison and Denis Smalley, strongly inspired by the many faces of the Norwegian environment, this brilliant composer offers in Isostasie wonderful acousmatic paintings. We can hear on this recording, amongst others, two of her prized compositions: Industrial Revelations was awarded First Prize at Musica Nova (1998), and The Utility of Space was awarded a First Prize at the 28th Bourges International Electroacoustic Music and Sonic Art Competition (2001).