Barely is a paradigm of composition, sound-art and multi-media that creates a highly detailed just
perceptual layer above the 'experienced threshold' of our senses in both the immediate 'real-time' substance and in a temporal context of structure and syntax. The
complexity of our everyday stimuli tends to a state of noise - not only in terms of sound but in all information received by our senses. The Barely paradigm explores
reality and presents an alternative organisation of this complexity. It entices the individual into deep attention, concentration and sensual experience by offering
great detail at a level that is only just perceptual, enhancing what is already present in both the individual and the location of the work, rather than attempting
to introduce the artificial. In terms of both substance and concept Barely can be regarded as the antithesis to noise.|
The Barely paradigm is manifest in a number of forms spanning abstract sound-art, acousmatic composition, acoustic instrumental performance and spatial sound-architecture.
a spatial sound and visual immersive installation on the threshold of perception. A collaboration between Natasha Barett, Birger Sevaldson and experimental design and architecture group Ocean North. At Kanonhallen2007
NEW!: Barely_Part 2
Barely_part 2 is the second version installation version of the Barely paradigm. The space for Barely_part 1 was exceedingly large, with a cathedral-type reverberation. Barely_part 2 is redesigned for Gallery ROM, located in the centre of Oslo. This space is small and intimate. The acoustic is dry. The visitor is pressed closer to the installation structures.
Barely_Part 2: 7th-28th November, 2008