ENSAMBLE TERRESTE [2018]

El ensamble terrestre es un instrumento mecano-sonoro conformado por 4 teponaztles, un sistema electrónico y un sistema de software para adquisición de datos del sistema sismológico nacional. Ensamble terrestre forma parte de una línea de investigación que aborda la convergencia de las tecnologías ancestrales con las contemporáneas a partir de una serie de procesos de traducción entre fuerzas físicas y datos materializados en sonido.


Comisionada para la muestra “Resurrecciones de la Materia” Ex Teresa Arte Actual  Curaduría a cargo de Voltaje Prieto. Ciudad de México 2018.

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Brochure de la exhibición Resurrecciones de la Materia

SINTONÍA DEL RIO [2017]

Sintonía del Río (River Tuning) is a mechano-acoustic instrument inspired by the Mapuche cosmogony and musical structures. It is a mechanical drum (cultrún) ensemble controlled by droplets of water continuously falling from the Calle Calle River, which is the waterway axis of the Ríos region at Valdivia, Chile. The Cultrún is a local and ancestral instrument used to guide ritual salutations addressed to the elements of nature. For the Mapuche, every ritual is a possibility for the creation of a new rhythmic pattern, frequently improvised, within a 4/4 time signature, which refers to the four elements, all four seasons of the year, the four point of the compass, a sacred number echoing the animist beliefs within their culture.

The instrument comprises twelve cultrún, all designed by different local artisans and representing a unique voice within the ensamble, each contributing with a different tone and texture given by the choice of material and construction method. The system uses step motors that are controlled by water sensors. And in order to attain a generative composition, we’ve developed a reactive code according to the dripping water logic driven by peristaltic pumps. The code has 4 states for each of the 12 drums, 48 different states allowing for a dynamic piece mirroring the river’s own materiality.

Sintonía del Río was conceptualized and developed during a collective laboratory attended by more than 50 children and young people from different schools in Valdivia. We’,ve installed an open space at the public library where we worked together in a series of music, electronic, programming and research workshops over the period of a month.

project funded by National Council for Culture and the Arts Chile.

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RELATED WORK:

AIRE CDMX
MAREAS CHILE
SPACE DATA AND NOISE
VOLCANIC MEMORY
CITY LISTENERS

MAREAS DE CHILE [ 2017 ]

Mareas de Chile es un software desarrollado en python para extrar datos de las 28 estaciones  del SHOA ( SERVICIO HIDROGRÁFICO Y OCEANOGRÁFICO DE LA ARMADA) instaladas a lo largo de la costa Chilena. El software permite la transmisión de datos de sensores de temperatura del agua, temperatura del aire, presión atmosférica y humedad relativa. Así como el sensor de presión hidrostática (PRS) y el sensor radar (RAD) que permiten saber la actividad de las mareas.  Los datos son organizados por estación y transmitidos en un formato OSC (Open Sound Control) para facilitar su uso tanto en visualizaciones como sonificaciones del comportamiento del mar.

Proyecto desarrollado con el apoyo del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Universidad de Chile

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RELATED WORK:

SINTONIA DEL RIO
AIRE CDMX
SPACE DATA AND NOISE
VOLCANIC MEMORY
CITY LISTENERS

AIRE CDMX [ 2016 ]

 

Aire is a generative work composed for a eight channel system at the Sound Space in Casa del Lago. As a generative work, the piece does not have a fixed structure or a specific duration, insted it is transformed while receiving data from the servers of the atmospheric monitoring system of Mexico City. This data is captured and reused to create an assembly of virtual synthesizers that emit an image or sound reflection of the environmental behavior of the city. For this project we developed a python system that allow us to extract the information from the air quality sensors located at the Ecobici stations in Mexico City.


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The air quality sensors are located in the kiosk at the ecobici stations in the central area of Mexico City


RELATED WORK:

SINTONIA DEL RIO
MAREAS CHILE
SPACE DATA AND NOISE
VOLCANIC MEMORY
CITY LISTENERS

SPACE DATA AND NOISE [2016]

 

An audiovisual performance created with open data from NASA repositories and radio communication recordings from space missions. An immersive performance inspired by the aesthetics of big data and computer noise where sound travels through an octophonic system and visuals are made with satellite images analysis.

Presented at MUTEK_MX as part of the MusicMakers HackLab 2016

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RELATED WORK:

SINTONIA DEL RIO
AIRE CDMX
MAREAS CHILE
VOLCANIC MEMORY
CITY LISTENERS

VOLCANIC MEMORY

Work in progress

Las rocas volcánicas sometidas a cambios en función de las condiciones físico-químicas y temporales existentes en la litosfera se convierten en una fuente de información que nos permite decodificar los procesos geológicos de su pasado. Es por esto que hacemos uso de la sonificación como código de traducción para facilitar el flujo de información guardado por la historia y así reactivar la memoria informativa guardada en la roca volcánica que durante años fue enterrada para dar paso a un diseño urbanístico invasivo y por medio de varios métodos, que dependerán de la información recabada durante la primera etapa de análisis, lograr la identificación e interpretación de estas huellas geológicas.


RELATED WORK:

SINTONIA DEL RIO
AIRE CDMX
MAREAS CHILE
SPACE DATA AND NOISE
CITY LISTENERS

CITYLISTENERS [ 2014 ]

Interpolate as a resource to approach the plasticity of electricity, at least from one of its physical representations, such as sound. CityListeners is a device designed to navigate the city in search of sources of electromagnetic interference. The circuit is designed to transduce these signals to sound, with the help of an electromagnetic pickup and an audio amplifier.

These interferences are presented as part of an intangible sound landscape due to the speed and number of sources that exceed our current capacity to perceive them. The device is first a tool for drift, inside a space saturated with information and signals. Understood within the context of the “live act” it is an observation tool for directed listening.

 

 


RELATED WORK:

SINTONIA DEL RIO
AIRE CDMX
MAREAS CHILE
SPACE DATA AND NOISE
VOLCANIC MEMORY