Natasha Barrett is a composer of acousmatic and live electroacoustic concert works, sound and multi-media installations, and interactive music. She is a leading voice in the new wave of artists working with ambisonics, 3-D sound, and its contemporary music context.
Her inspiration comes from the immediate sounding matter of the world around us, as well as the way it behaves, the way it is generated, and by systems and the traces that those systems reveal. These interests have lead her into worlds of cutting-edge audio technologies, geoscience, sonification, motion tracking and some exciting collaborations leading into the unknown – involving performers and chamber ensembles, visual artists, architects and scientists. Binding together these inspirations is an overarching search for new music and the way it can touch the listener.
Her work is commissioned, performed and broadcast throughout the world. Throughout her career she has received grants and artist’s residence invitations, and a solid list of international awards and prizes. She currently holds a professorship at the Norwegian Academy for Music, Oslo.
- Natasha Barrett’s personal webpage: https://www.natashabarrett.org/