Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3)

Natasha Barrett

Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3) has been performed in Bourges, Leicester, Marseille, Santiago and Wrocław…

Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3) is an acousmatic concert work designed such that details in terms of volume, frequency, space, sound identity and structural relationships over all time scales may be performed to function at the experienced threshold under different concert situations. For some listeners the work offers a minimalistic and meditative experience. For others its low volume and shimmer of details may evoke the opposite experience of active listening and heightened awareness, enticing the listener into a state of attention, concentration and a sensual experience.


Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3) was realized in 2008 at the composer’s studio and premiered by Natasha Barrett on the 4 June 2008 during the 38th Synthèse festival in Bourges (France). The work was researched and composed during a stipend from the Norsk kulturråd (Arts Council Norway), 2006-08.


  • June 4, 2008, Synthèse 2008: Électroac 4, Palais Jacques-Cœur, Bourges (Cher, France)


fixed medium
Cycle: The Barely Project (2006-08)



Date Work Program
November 14, 2010 Natasha Barrett, Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3) (2008) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
September 8, 2013 Natasha Barrett, Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3) (2008) Martian Gardens / WMUA (USA)
December 14, 2017 Natasha Barrett, Gentle Sediment (Barely: part-3) (2008) Martian Gardens #912 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)

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