The first Surround Sound release (5.1) on the record label Aurora contains three works by Natasha Barrett. The pieces are written and developed in the electronic domain, and composed especially for the surround sound environment. There is no trying to emulate the acoustic concert sensation here, the music is written particularly for this way of experiencing it. The composer has developed stereo versions of the pieces as well, which are found on a regular CD with this release
Barrett uses organic samples as a basis, and moulds her musical material from that. Her works unfolds in the twilight-zone between the world as we hear it around us and our inner experiences. She presents both an external narrative and a psychological process for the listener to take part in.
Natasha Barrett was born in England, but moved to Norway in 1999, and is a central figure on the Norwegian EA scene. She does concerts all over the world with her works, and have won numerous prices for her music, including Noroit-Leonce Petitot (Arras, Frankrike, 2002 og 1998), Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Awards (Frankrike 2001, 1998 og 1995), Concours Scrime, (Frankrike 2000), International Electroacoustic Creation Competition of Ciberart (Italia 2000) and Concours Luigi Russolo (Italia 1995 og 1998). She has also released CDs on empreintes DIGITALes (www.electrocd.com), Cultures electroniques/Mnemosyne Musique Media, CDCM/Centaur, Computer Music Journal Sound Anthology and Prix Noroit.