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Time Asymmetry of Entropy: excerpts and way-forward

In the following link you can find some excerpts of my last piece, “Time Asymmetry of Entropy”, for string quartet, which has been created by implementing the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics through custom-made processes developed by me.

 

Very interesting feedback and ideas obtained after working with Hèctor Parra and Maurice Quartet at Mixtur Festival will be applied in a refined and improved version of this work. Stay tuned for further news!!

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Composing starting from physics concepts

One of the pieces I am working on right now is a string quartet based on a universal physics law: the continuous increase of entropy within isolated systems (2nd Law of Thermodynamics).

This piece is being the seed of an initial software prototype that allows me modelling different musical parameters (pitches, dynamics, timbres, rhythms, etc.) according to the particular needs of the piece.

The figure below depicts the pitches distribution along time:

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This compositiong will be rehearsed in the near future, so checking if the music results meets the foreseen behaviour will be highly interesting for me in order to modify the software in a proper way.

Stay tuned for further information!


Componiendo a partir de leyes físicas

Una de las obras en las que estoy trabajando en este momento es un cuarteto de cuerda basado en una ley física universal: el aumento continuo de entropía en sistemas aislados, también conocido como “2ª Ley de la Termodinámica”.

Esta pieza está siendo el germen de un prototipo inicial de herramienta software que me permita modelar diferentes parámetros musicales (alturas, matices, timbres, ritmos, etc.) de acuerdo con las necesidades particulares de la pieza.

Como muestra, la imagen de la distribución de alturas en función del tiempo.

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En breve se ensayará la pieza, así que será muy interesante comprobar si el resultado cumple lo previsto o no, y modificar el software convenientemente.


U.K. premiere of “End of the Certainties”, for Pronomos Flute and electronics

On next Thursday 17th November, 2016, the avant-garde flutist Julián Elvira will present his Pronomos Flute to the London audience. My piece “End of the Certainties” (for Pronomos Flute and electronics) will be part of the programme, along with other very interesting composers.

The event is organised by Crasmusicas and will take place at The Barge House at 20.00.

Tickets on door: £10 / £6 (students)

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Further information can be found in the Facebook event and in Crasmusicas website.

 


Estreno en España de “End of the Certainties”, para flauta prónomo y electrónica

El próximo lunes 25 de enero de 2016 se estrenará en España mi pieza End of the Certainties. Será a las 20.00 en el Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (C/Hortaleza, 63), con entrada libre y gratuita. Y a cargo de la interpretación estará, como no podía ser de otra forma, Julián Elvira, intérprete de vanguardia y creador de la Flauta Prónomo.

El concierto se enmarca dentro del ciclo “Música para el tercer milenio”, organizado por el Sax-Ensemble y el Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid con la colaboración del INAEM.

En este link podéis encontrar unas notas al programa acerca de esta obra.

Será un placer veros allí.


“End of the Certainties”, for Pronomos Flute: Premiere Documentary

I am pleased to share with you the documentary about my piece “End of the Certainties”, composed for Pronomos Flute and Electronics and premiered by Julián Elvira at City University of New York on June 22, 2015. This event also incorporated visual art reactive to the music in real-time, entirely developed by Marta Verde.

The video has been wonderfully made by Tom Skipp. Thanks a lot for this amazing work.

 

Further information about this exciting project can be found through the next links:

And of course, up-to-date information about my music will be posted here. Stay tuned!


“End of the Certainties”, for pronomos flute and pre-recorded electronics

On June 22, 2015, my piece “End of the Certainties“, for pronomos flute and pre-recorded electronics, was premiered by Julián Elvira in The Graduate Center, CUNY (New York). The event, called “Pronomos in NY“, included also interactive visual art in all the pieces developed by Marta Verde in order to generate an unpredictable spectacle enhancing all the features of this new intrument.

I was honoured to be in the same programme as Alberto Posadas, Julián Ávila, Eduardo Costa, Javier Arias, Alexandr Gardner and Inés Thiebaut.

Here you can listen the three parts of “End of the Certainties“, and also in the “Music” tab of this webpage. Enjoy them!

Part 1: ” Bodies in Dissolution”

 

Part 2: “Irreversible Scintillation”

 

Part 3: “Multidimensional Sphere”

 

 


Pronomos in New York

There are only 3 weeks left for a special event that will include a premiere of my music. The flute virtuoso Julián Elvira and the visual artist Marta Verde will develop an unpredictable spectacle created around the “Pronomos Flute”, a new instrument that constitutes the last step in the Boehm flute evolution.

In this event, a piece of mine called “The end of the certainties“, for Pronomos Flute and electronics, has been honoured to be in the same programme as Alberto Posadas, Julián Ávila, Eduardo Costa, Javier Arias, Alexandr Gardner and Inés Thiebaut.

Do not miss this special evening on June 22nd, 19.00, at CUNY (365 5th Avenue, NY).

Further info: https://comoconquistarnyen130.wordpress.com/

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Mostra Sonora de Sueca y masterclasses con Georg Friedrich Haas

Desde el viernes hasta el domingo asistiré a la XI Mostra Sonora de Sueca, organizada por el Ensemble Espai Sonor, donde además tendré la suerte de recibir clases del compositor Georg Friedrich Haas.

Georg Friedrich Haas. Basel, den 24.02.2011 Copyright: Priska Ketterer Luzern


Queda un día para Festival Mixtur

Desde mañana jueves hasta el domingo estaré en Barcelona, en el Festival Mixtur, recibiendo clases de Ramón Lazkano, Agustí Charles y Clara Maïda, y teniendo la oportunidad de que el Vertixe Sonora Ensemble ensaye mi pieza “Dualidad Onda-Corpúsculo”, para saxofón y acordeón.

Será un placer compartir estos días con tantos profesionales.

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