Beatriz Ferreyra + Natasha Barrett

IKLECTIK and Persistence of Sound present,

Beatriz Ferreyra + Natasha Barrett

Thursday 7 September 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | First Act: 8pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour before doors.

Tickets: £15 Advance / £20 OTD

Persistence of Sound present a special multichannel concert featuring two of the world’s leading voices in electroacoustic music.

Beatriz Ferreyra and Natasha Barrett are known internationally for their intense explorations of sound and space.

Beatriz Ferreyra

Photo by Reinhard Mayer

A member of the original Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), Beatriz Ferreyra moved from her native Argentina to study with Nadia Boulanger and Edgardo Cantón in Paris in 1962. Ferreyra contributed to Pierre Schaeffer’s book ‘Traité des Objets Musicaux’ (1966), collaborated on the realisation of Schaeffer’s ‘Solfège de l’Objet Sonore’ (1967), and went on to take composition lessons with Earl Brown and György Ligeti at Darmstadt. As an independent composer, Ferreyra has received major international commissions, also composing for film and ballet. In 2014 she was elected as an Honorary Member of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music.

Natasha Barrett

Whilst studying with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, Natasha Barrett worked with BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre), leading to a doctoral composition degree supervised by composer Denis Smalley. Barrett has since established an international reputation as a composer of 3D audio and ambisonics. “I’m really concerned with the idea of tangibility. Sound is invisible, but we can do things that make you want to reach out and touch it.” Barrett describes her inspiration as coming from the immediate sounding matter of the world around us, as well as the way it behaves. Barrett’s works are performed and commissioned throughout the world, and have received a long list of prizes, including the Giga-Hertz Award and the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Awards.

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