Bouteilles de Klein (2 × DVD-Audio Surround) Sand Island

Sand Island

Natasha Barrett

  • Duration: 5:22
  • Form: installation
  • Instrumentation: (HRTF) binaural fixed medium

Stereo

ISRC CAD501010220

  • AAC, 320 kbps
  • HRTF, 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • HRTF, 44,1 kHz, 24 bits
  • MP3, 320 kbps
  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501010233

  • Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • DTS, 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • 48 kHz, 24 bits
  • PCM for Dolby Digital, 48 kHz, 24 bits

Sand Islandis originally composed for headphone listening (using HRTF encoding) and later was realized for loudspeakers. A holiday sandy shore is transformed. Imagine telescoping down to the size of a sea snail. The lazy Norwegian tide and the soft golden sand take on a new perspective. Two hydrophones were buried under the sand in the tidal zone of a small bay on Søndre Sandøy in Hvaler (Norway). After some time the tide lifts the hydrophones out of the sand and carries them into a floating bed of seaweed.

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