Sand Island

Natasha Barrett

  • Year of composition: 2007-08
  • Duration: 5:22
  • Form: sound installation
  • Instrumentation: (HRTF) binaural fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISWC: T2050164230 / T9247779040


ISRC CAD501010220

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

Surround 5.1

ISRC CAD501010233

  • 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.