Talk / Presentation, followed by Q &A
Stetson University, Presser Hall 112, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723. For more information, call (386) 822-8950
About Natasha Barrett:
I am a composer, performer and researcher in the field of contemporary electroacoustic art music. My work encompasses electroacoustic and acousmatic concert compositions as well as more diverse forms such as sound-architectural installations, collaborations with visual artists, designers and scientists. I am a leading expert in the creative application of 3D sound and immersive spatial audio in contemporary art.
I studied for my Masters degree in composition and analysis at Birmingham University, where I first experienced spatialisation and sound diffusion performance with BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre). For my PhD in electroacoustic composition I studied at City University, London, supervised by Denis Smalley. Both degrees were fully funded by grants from the British Academy. In 1998 I moved to Norway, initially for a one-year postdoctoral project, and have lived in Oslo since 2000.
Between 1995 and 2006 I received a large number of prizes for my compositions in the major European electroacoustic music competitions: Giga-Hertz Award (Germany), Edvard Prize (Norway), twice in Noroit-Leonce Petitot (France), three times in the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Awards (France), along with receiving the ‘Euphonie D’Or des Concours de Bourges’ for the period 1992-2002, Musica Nova (Prague), CIMESP (Brazil), Concours Scrime, (France), International Electroacoustic Creation Competition of Ciberart (Italy), twice in the Concours Luigi Russolo (Italy), Prix Ars Electronica (Austria), both the public and jury prizes in the 9th International Rostrum for electoacoustic music (2002). In 2006 I was awarded the prestigious Nordic Council Music Prize, which is Scandinavia’s highest award for contemporary music.
Since completing my doctoral degree I have maintained an active research profile and currently hold a researcher position at the University of Oslo Department for Musicology (2014 – 2016), focusing on the composition and projection of 3D gestural-spatial audio imagery. For more information please visit www.natashabarrett.org