Barrett Natasha

Natasha Barrett (b. 1972) grew up in a music-loving family of non-musicans, in an environment that included both pop and classical music. When studying at the City Universtiy in London with Denis Smalley, her musical ideas led her to acoustmatic issues. After university, she moved to Birmingham to work on the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre, made up of a huge number of loudspeakers. This is where her research on the possibilities of sound spatialization began. Research that continued through exploration at IRCAM of the musical potential of the Ambisonic system as well as concepts such as spatial counterpoint. Her work is divided between purely acoustic and acoustmatic works, intended for concert halls and artistic installations.