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Dr Natasha Barrett



E-Mail: nlb@natashabarrett.org


Raum: EN 323
Telefon: +49 30 - 314 22327
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Dr Natasha Barrett (UK / Norway) is a composer, performer and researcher in the field of contemporary music. The focus of her output is acousmatic and electroacoustic concert composition, sound installations and interactive art. She has also created theatre music, large-scale outdoor media productions and background sound environments for exhibitions. She regularly collaborates with musicians and visual artists, as well as architects and scientists. Her work is inspired by acousmatic sound and the aural images it can evoke, particularly in terms of the evocative implications of space and the projection of 3-D sound-fields.

Between 1994-1998 Barrett studied with Jonty Harrison (University of Birmingham, England, UK) and Denis Smalley (City University, London, England, UK) for masters and doctoral degrees in composition. Both degrees were funded by the humanities section of the British Academy. She has since followed a career predominantly as a composer-freelancer, with short periods as an associate professor at the music conservatory in Tromsø (Norway), as a researcher at the Department for Musicology, University of Oslo, and is currently engaged in a part-time professorship at the Norwegian Academy for Music. Barrett is also co-director of the Norwegian spatial-music performance ensemble Electric Audio Unit (EAU), founder and board leader of 3DA (the Norwegian society for 3-D sound-art) and a member of Ocean Design Research Association.

Her works are performed and commissioned throughout the world and have received a long list of prizes. These include the Nordic Council Music Prize (Nordic Countries), Giga-Hertz Award (Germany), Edvard Prize (Norway), Jury and public first prizes in Noroit-Leonce Petitot (France), Five prizes and the Euphonie D'Or in the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Awards (France), prizes at Musica Nova (Prague), CIMESP (Brazil), Concours Scrime, (France), International Electroacoustic Competition Ciberart (Italy), two prizes in Concours Luigi Russolo (Italy), two prizes in the International Rostrum for electroacoustic music, and prizes in two Ars Electronica competitions (1998 and 2017).

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