Barret, Natasha


Little Animals: Compositional Structuring Processes

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 23, no.2. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 11-18.


Language(s): English


Aural Analysis Referential Sound Aural Discourse and Mimetic Discourse Musical Landscape Transcontextuality Aural Landscape


In this article Natasha Barrett discusses some important methods used in the composition her tape work Little Animals. In particular, she presents her discovery and organisation of the relationships between musical materials within and outside the real duration of the work and the three-part relationship between the music, its real-world source inspiration, and the listener’s understanding.