Bouteilles de Klein

Natasha Barrett

Her electroacoustic compositions have bite, subtlety, and depth. Monsieur Délire, Québec

  • Norsk Kulturråd • Norsk Komponistforening

2 × DVD-Audio — Surround (IMED 10104/105)

Disc 1

Disc 2: Installations

  • Label: empreintes DIGITALes
  • IMED 10104/105
  • 2010
  • UCC 771028100491
  • Total duration: 140:06
  • OGplus
  • 142 mm × 125 mm × 10 mm
  • 70 g

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About Bouteilles de Klein

Bouteilles de Klein contains two types of compositions: works composed for a traditional concert or listening situation (disc 1) and works originally designed as installations (disc 2), where the public is free to approach the work from which ever temporal, spatial or listening strategy they wish.

The works may be grouped into four categories. Sub Terra Cycle, The Barely Project, and Microclimates III-VI are each multi-part projects containing both concert and installation works. In the fourth category lie two concert works — Avoid Being Eaten By Mimicking Other Less Palatable Species (ABEMOLPAS), and Mobilis in Mobili — which stand as wild cards from a different period and context.

All works have been remixed to function outside their original contexts for stereo, surround (4.0 and 5.0), and headphone (HRTF binaural) listening. The surround 4.0 mixes were made from the B-format decoded ambisonics.

The DVD-ROM zone contains the binaural audio files and standard CD audio files for private copying.

Bouteilles de Klein received support from the Norsk kulturråd (Arts Council Norway) and the Norsk Komponistforening (Norwegian Society of Composers).

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François Couture, Monsieur Délire, December 1, 2010

I’m fond of Natasha Barrett. Her electroacoustic compositions have bite, subtlety, and depth. Her art is serious but welcoming. Bouteilles de Klein is her second album for empreintes DIGITALes. It is a 2-DVD set (stereo and surround mixes, high fidelity), 140 minutes of concert works and sound installations. The installations disc (the second) is nice but less captivating than the concert works disc which holds lots of highlights. I’d be hard press to choose a favorite between the recomposed field recordings of Microclimates III-VI and the orgiastic electroacoustics of Avoid Being Eaten by Mimicking Other Less Palatable Species (ABEMOLPAS) (now there’s a program of sonic mimicry!). Heartily recommended.

Her electroacoustic compositions have bite, subtlety, and depth.