Composer, performer, researcher


"... a mature, strong and convincing artistic expression that is conveyed with integrity and credibility... the work describes a fascinating dynamic condition rather than the course of a narrative... within the exciting experiential space that is created, minor and major dramatic events occur and grow, melting into each other in a compelling and sometimes humorous way. Barrett also shows a clear consciousness of the capacity of silence to highlight the various interest-moments in the composition, in a shifting interplay between activity and calm, chaos and order" Jury for the Nordic Council Music prize 2006











Current projects 2013:

• 'Allure and Hoodwink' (violin, piano and electronics).
Premiered by Amaral, Hellqvist, Barrett,
Borealis Festival, Bergen. 19th March 2014.

LATEST

New works for preview online:

A Collector's Chest (2013)


Up coming concerts and events:

MULTI concert, Bergen, 26th June 2014
3D concert I've curated from a selection of international composers,
including my own Shanghai Soundwalk (premier).

Portrait Concert, Bangor New Music Festival, 13th March 2014

PREMIER: Allure and Hoodwink, Borealis Festival, 19th March 2014

Invited keynote presentation, 'Life in 3D' Symposium, 7th May 2014


New paper on spatial audio composition using HOA


Hidden Values, Part 3: Optical Tubes 2012 (6'44")
Soprano: Evdokija Danajloska;
percussionist: Gilles Durot.

Binaural from ambisonics. Original 7th order 3D HOA.
Premiered Nov. 2012, IRCAM Espace de Projection.