for percussion and modular synthesizer
Reunificar is a piece for amplified snare drum, two percussion pads and modular synthesizer, which explores free improvisation as an exploratory framework for sample processing, amplification and the use of new interfaces. The result is a symbiosis between the acoustic and electronic worlds. Each musical gesture has a logical relationship with the different modulation parameters of the synthesizer, creating a constant search for new sounds and relations through the performer's gestures. In this way, the synthesizer acts as a second player, creating new sonic possibilities as the performance progresses in a dialogue between the percussionist and the synthesizer.
Each drum pad controls different parameters of the sampler used, as well as envelopes and modulations. On the other hand, a resonant filter amplifies and reinforces various frequencies of the amplified snare drum, bringing to the fore the most delicate harmonics of the instrument.
Vértice de una Espiral
for percussion quartet and live electronics
Percussion quartet where amplification plays a fundamental role in the musical narrative of the piece. Each performer listens to a click track, which indicates the moment in which the microphones are unmuted in order to amplify, minimizing noise and the intended amplification process during the piece. In this way, through the use of microphones, each percussionist explores the different zones of a hi-hat cymbal through an automated amplification process controlled by a Max/MSP patch. There is a continuous dialogue between the acoustic and digital media, mixing and separating both sound layers as the piece progresses.
for MIDI piano
Four studies for Yamaha's Disklavier in which intervals, rhythms, synthesis and dynamics are explored through the mechanical possibilities offered by the precise and systematic automation of the MIDI-piano. The studies are connected through a story in which SHPR-25725, an entity trapped inside the piano, describes his miserable day to day at work.
Desunir la Convergencia
for e-viola, e-violoncello and modular synthesizer
The work explores the points of similarity and contrast between both instruments and its constant contradiction through the real-time processing done by the modular synthesizer.
for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and live electronics
Multifuerza is a composition about anxiety. With the use of electronics, it highlights the most intimate sounds of the instrumentalists: the air that runs through their instruments and percussive hits that they play on the body of their saxophones. On the other hand, it amplifies brutal and scratchy sounds, product of the desperation of being in a state of anxiety. The work executes a relationship between sound, body and hearing in a dialogue between two subjects trying to deal with their oppressions.
for ensemble and electronics
The work involves the exploration of several amplitude changes by an algorithm that controls the dynamics of a directed improvisation of a free-jazz ensemble. Every channel represents one of the musicians in the ensemble. Several volume automations are created digitally, resulting in a series of envelopes of different shapes and durations. A new sense of rhythm arises in these fragments, which are possible only through systematic automation and digital modulation, blurring the line between acoustic and digital media.
for snare and live electronics
Defragmentar works with the analysis of sound parameters to amplify and modify the sound of the snare in real-time. Through the use of audio descriptors, the drum is analyzed by two microphones and a hall-effect sensor to trigger sounds from a library of 4632 samples of gamelan, rocks, glasses and short, resonant sounds, thus giving a new sound to the sonic possibilities of the drum, balancing a timbral similarity between the drum and the samples played. The result in a symbiosis between the acoustic and electronic worlds.
for tenor saxophone and live electronics
The work explores the possibilities of real-time synthesis in a series of four small variations, which include elements of the main theme throughout the development of the work.
for drum set and live electronics
The work analyze the signals of five microphones around a drum set, which are used to process and synthesize real-time electronics in a stereo system. The structure of the work has a progressive directionality, adding different elements of the instrument as the work progresses.
The work uses the first 22 partials of a 32 "tam-tam, which was subjected to a spectral analysis and resynthesis of its harmonic materials for alternative heights. The work presents a rhythmic system in constant increase and decrease, providing delays and encounters throughout the sections.
for drum set and live electronics
The work analyze the signals of six microphones around a drum set, which are used to process and synthesize real-time electronics in an eight-channel system. The structure of the work has a progressive directionality, adding different elements of the instrument as the work progresses.
The work explores the tonal and melodic possibilities of the resonances of a cymbal in the context of a chamber ensemble. The material of the work develops from the analysis and spectral resynthesis of a 26" tam-tam, from which all sound materials are extracted and interpolated. The composition explores the tonal divergences and acoustic phenomena of electronic procedures in a chamber ensemble, using procedures like frequency modulation and ring modulation synthesis in order to obtain different sounds from the analysis of the tam-tam.