Listening Diary

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.

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