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Hidden Values

Natasha Barrett

  • Année de composition: 2012
  • Durée: 20:04
  • Instrumentation: support stéréo

Stéréo

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Hidden Values explores through drama and metaphor three ancient and seemingly minor inventions have shaped our societies and affect our everyday in a multitude of ways: the umbrella, the lock (and key) and sight correction. The Umbrella protects from rain, snow, sun and wind. It protects and saves, defends and deflects, covers and disguises; Optical Tubes, apparently invented by Descartes, were glass tubes that touched the eyeball like contact lenses. We can choose to see the world in focus or through a soft haze; The invention of the lock and key can be traced back over 4000 years and as metaphors have been used throughout literary and dramatic history. Locked doors provide safety in a modern world. A lock hides secrets from prying eyes, locks people in, locks people out, symbolises power and ownership. The Lock plays out a drama between two forces: one represented by the female voice, the other by percussion instruments.


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Kernel Expansion

Natasha Barrett

  • Année de composition: 2009
  • Durée: 14:32
  • Instrumentation: support stéréo
  • Commande: ZKM avec l’aide du Norsk Kulturråd

Stéréo

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Electronic music now has a history, a diversity of styles — a tradition, and whether ignoring or addressing history we compose at the head of its wake. Kernel Expansion contains three interconnected sections and addresses the essence of sound in its rich multiplicity, ambiguity and schizophrenia. Sketches began by drawing on the sounds and language of the acousmatic tradition, attempting to relinquish the task of inventing a language from scratch and with the aim of freely exploring music. From these first musical sketches the language of the work then began to emerge. Interior spaces and timbres invert into exterior spaces and allusions. Rhythm, articulation and pitch planes, embedded in naturally occurring materials evolve into controlled performances of instrumental nature: a drum resonance and the birds of the Mexican Golondrinas, the clearing of winter snow and the crush of a pestle and mortar. Dualities such as these are used to connect unrelated materials until all sound condenses into a musical singularity.


Kernel Expansion was commissioned by ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) with support from the Norsk Kulturråd (Arts Council Norway).


Reality and Secrets No. 2

Natasha Barrett

  • Année de composition: 2010
  • Durée: 18:08
  • Instrumentation: support stéréo
  • Commande: Notam avec l’aide du Norsk Komponistforening

Stéréo

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Our everyday world is a hive of interesting spatial information. Interested by how sounds relate to the real-world system that created them, I used analysis tools to explore and extract the dynamic spatial patterns of sounds in situ and use the results to create control systems to connect drama, gesture, context and character. In Reality and Secrets No. 2 I chose two main materials: children sledging downhill and cellist Tanja Orning performing various materials composed for her.


Untitled One

Natasha Barrett

  • Année de composition: 2010
  • Durée: 4:49
  • Instrumentation: support stéréo

Stéréo

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Sometimes what feels like the ‘correct’ title is impossible to find. I have three ‘Untitled’ works, for two of them I’m close to finding titles, but after four years, Untitled One still eludes me.


Oslo Sound Space Transport System — Route No. 1

Natasha Barrett

  • Année de composition: 2014
  • Durée: 22:37
  • Instrumentation: support stéréo

Stéréo

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Oslo Sound Space Transport System — Route No. 1 is an interactive 3D sound-space map of Oslo. the work allows you to journey through Oslo’s real sound-world, explore its acoustic architecture and be surprised by surreal and fictional Oslo-inspired spaces. Route No. 1 is one of Oslo Sound Space Transport System’s (OSSTS) popular scheduled routes.


Sound Exposure in Peru

Natasha Barrett

  • Année de composition: 2014
  • Durée: 32:19
  • Instrumentation: support

Stéréo

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Sound Exposure in Peru is a set of short works that, rather than being soundwalks in the traditional sense, are more akin to audio experiences, edited to highlight the new sound worlds I encountered, first hand, in spring 2010. The audio experiences take the listener on a journey from Lima to Cusco and Machu Picchu, then southeast through the Andes to Lake Titicaca. Sound Exposure in Peru is more than a series of audio postcards. The short works draw on how nature and culture reflect contrasts in space and place.


A Soundwalk Through Shanghai

Natasha Barrett

  • Année de composition: 2014
  • Durée: 8:40
  • Instrumentation: support stéréo

Stéréo

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A Soundwalk Through Shanghai is a time-compressed walk through the sound landscape of Shanghai’s backstreets. Destination: World Expo 2010.


Création

  • 26 juin 2014, Ambisonics, Lydgalleriet, Bergen (Norvège)