Barrett, Natasha


Musical Structure, Shifting Perspectives and Composition

eContact!, vol. 3, no. 3. Montréal: CEC.


Language(s): English


Algorithm Micro-level Structure Electroacoustic Music


The author explains how she has evolved her compositional techniques, especially the control of musical structure. In the first part, she briefly analyses two early pieces realised before the change: Puzzle Wood (1995) and Earth Haze (1995). In the second part, she details the compositional structures of two recent works: Viva La Selva and The Utility of Space. Through these two groups of works, she explains how she has used different methods to approach the same subject.

All references of the same author:


Barrett, Natasha (2000b). A Compositional Methodology Based on Data Extracted from Natural Phenomena
Barrett, Natasha (2002). Spatio-musical Composition Strategies
Barrett, Natasha (2005). Adsonore