Persistence of Sound: Natasha Barrett + Mark Vernon

IKLECTIK presents,

Persistence of Sound: Natasha Barrett + Mark Vernon

Saturday 23 July 2022 | 3pm – 5pm

Tickets: £8 Adv / £13 OTD

An afternoon of superb acousmatic music from internationally renowned composers Natasha Barrett and Mark Vernon, using the 13.4 ambisonic sound system!

Natasha Barrett

Ph credit: Fernando Lopez-Lezcano

Natasha Barrett is one of the world’s leading voices in electroacoustic music, and is known for her intense explorations of the movement of sounds through space. Having studied with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, followed by a doctoral composition degree supervised by Denis Smalley, Barrett has established an international reputation as a composer of 3D audio and ambisonics. She treats spatialisation as a musical parameter, and told the New York Times, “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.”

Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based artist who explores concepts of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and nostalgia. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with the intimacy of the radio voice, environmental sound, obsolete media and reappropriation of found recordings. A rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, answer-phone messages and other lost voices find their way into his unorthodox soundworlds. These elements are distilled into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, multi-channel diffusion, fixed media and live performances. A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs and curates Glasgow’s art radio station, Radiophrenia.

“Sound system powered by AMOENUS. AMOENUS is an art organisation that facilitates, educates, curates and promotes immersive art centred around 3D sound”.