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Earth Haze

Natasha Barrett

Earth Haze

  • Natasha Barrett
  • Year of composition: 1995
  • Duration: 13:54
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • ISWC: T0017055821

Earth Haze is a journey through images and events that dissolve to reveal new wraith-like forms. In this composition I had attempted to blur the distinction between musical and extra-musical sound by placing the interaction between physical objects, people and the environment behind a sonic haze or veil. The work was one of my first experiments exploring the fragile ambiguity between the musical and the extra-musical in acousmatic music.

The 2016 version Earth Haze has involved some compositional adjustments in time, frequency and in the ‘presence’ of different sound types in the layered spatial perspective.


Earth Haze was realized in 1995 in the studios of City University London (England, UK) and premiered at City University London in 1996. The piece was composed as part of the doctoral degree program at City University London.

Premiere

  • 1996, Concert, City, University of London, London (England, UK)

Composition

  • 1995

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