Installations

INSTALLATIONS


We are not alone

'We are not alone' is a collaboration between Natasha Barrett (NO) and Anthony Rowe (UK)

A sphere stands alone, suspended in the middle of a room. A wash of 3D sound slowly penetrates the space. Every so often the space is disturbed, and the sphere and the sound-field erupt into life, forming vortices of luminescence and living objects of sound.

Photobacterium phosphoreum, blown glass, ambisonics and wavefield synthesis 3D sound, ultrasonic sound beam, computer, Arduino controller. 5m x 5m x 3m.

The project was made possible by the generous support of the Norwegian Cultural Council.

Awarded an Honorary Mention at Ars Electronic in the Digital Musics category.

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OSSTS (Oslo Sound Space Transport System) 2014

OSSTS is an interactive sound-space installation that allows you to journey through Oslo's real acoustic architecture and explore real and surreal Oslo-inspired sound-spaces. A controller chair allows you to travel where you wish and a microphone allows you to hear yourself inside the real acoustics of the places you visit. OSSTS exists in two versions.

The 2014 version was made for the Ultima festival (Oslo) including an expanded sound-space map, a new control chair, new projected imagery and room organisation.

Interactive control chair, ambisonics electroacoustic sound, loudspeakers, video.

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OSSTS (Oslo Sound Space Transport System) 2012

OSSTS is an interactive sound-space installation that allows you to journey through Oslo's real acoustic architecture and explore real and surreal Oslo-inspired sound-spaces. A controller chair allows you to travel where you wish and a microphone allows you to hear yourself inside the real acoustics of the places you visit. OSSTS exists in two versions.

The 2012 version was commissioned by OCEAN Design Research Association and exhibited at Gallery AHO, Oslo.

Interactive control chair, ambisonics electroacoustic sound, loudspeakers, video.

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AFTERSHOCK

Rocks meet sound, geology meets art, the science of rock deformation meets interactive 3D space. Aftershock is an exhibition of four spatial sound-art installations and is the result of the art-science collaboration between composer Natasha Barrett, geoscience Karen Mair and Norwegian Centre of Excellence for Physics of Geological Processes (PGP), University of Oslo.

Cleavage Plane: Shearing apparatus, Iceland Spar Calcite, ultrasonic microphone, one loudspeaker, real-time frequency transposition.

Crush-3: Interactive video and sound, wireless headphones, helmet with motion tracking system, loudspeaker array and ambisonics spatialisation.

Golondrina: Six channel sound arranged vertically.

Fractures Frozen in Time (Frieze 1, 2 and 3): Nine channel sound, 50 miniature loudspeakers, bass and low mid loudspeaker cluster.

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SUB TERRA Installations

Under Earth,
the roar,
the grate
the prickling delicacy of sound resounding beneath us.

There are three Sub Terra spatial-audio sound installations composed from sounds unique to three locations under Norwegian 'ground', creating surreal semi-narrative journeys. The work was commissioned by NyMusikk Rogaland.

Under the Sea Floor (Coring and Strata): 10 channel installation. Sounds from on deck, below water, on the sea-floor and impulse responses from an array of 2000 geophones recording the response from the Earth's crust.

Kongsberg Silver Mines: 4/8 channel installation. A surreal journey on the old miners' train used to transport silver ore and miners in and out of the Kongsberg Silver Mines.

Sand Island: A 3-D space over headphones. A holiday sandy shore is transformed. Imagine telescoping down to the size of a sea snail. The lazy Norwegian tide and the soft golden sand take on a whole new perspective.

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BARELY:PART-1 / PART-2

Barely is an immersive spatial sound and visual installation exploring the thresholds of our hearing, vision and awareness of space in relation to our bodies. A collaboration between Natasha Barrett, Birger Sevaldson and OCEAN Design Research Association

Multi-channel audio, plastic, UV paint and black-light.

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MICROCLIMATES III-VI

Four part spatial audio installation exploring environmental recordings from the west of Norway

Glacial Loop: An evocative journey by boat to the foot of the Briksdalsbreen glacier.

Wet Face: Takes sound from marsh birds, dripping water, squelching mud, tearing moss and rotten tree-wood in the Sandane area capturing the rhythm and flight of the landscape.

Water Fall: Two hydrophones capture the white rapids of Holvik fossen (Gloppen), an interesting play of currents, eddies and anticipation.

Remote gale: A rough weather trip to Utvaer.

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BOUNDARY CONDITIONS

An installation which transcends the borders between auditory and physical spaces - sound and architecture.

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Adsonore Site specific public space interactive installation based on a model of the human immune system (2004).
Displaced:Replaced II Sound and video installation with interactive graphics and sound controlled by real-time weather conditions, using full 3D 1st-order ambisonics decoded over a cubic array (2001).
Rain Forest Cycle Four-channel installation playing a 24 hour four-channel recording from the Costa Rican rain forest (reduced to 8 hours) (2000).
Mimetic Dynamics Interactive installation with sound, video, electromechanics and other media using a real-time velocity field simulation (1999).