KVSwalk_SOLO aims to research the possibilities and limitations
of physicality and embodied musicality in computer music performance.
The musical structure is centered around the metaphoric imaginary,
as well as sonic derivatives of the Karman Vortex Street phenomena.
For its ensemble version, a set of ‘high-order parameters’ were defined
for each performer, favoring timbre variation and texture density control
over pitch and articulation variety.
KVSwalk_SOLO is a solo computer version of a piece commissioned by the
Orpheus Institute in Gent and the International Music Council premiered
by the ORCiM ensemble and Chris Chafe (CCRMA) the Orpheus Research
Centre in Music Festival on September 16, 2010.
The Solo version features a mixed setup consisting of an analog/digital
sound-generation engine and a custom controller that demands from its
performer to use physical gestures derived from a variety of ‘traditional’
Set 2: “PLP_Berlin”
Electric Guitar and Live Electronics.
PLP_Berlin is part of a series of works focusing on new lectures given to
traditional music conventions, particularly on the use of a notation system
that will help to spawn the exploratory process between traditional and
electronic musical instruments. The organizational backbone of these
works is derived from the concept of “timbre networks” an overall structural
composition strategy devised by the composer, aimed to design high order
parameters in live electronic music.
The first piece of this series was PLP_I , a collaboration with violinist Mieko
Kanno. Furher versions include collaborations with guitarist Santiago Lascurain,
Contrabassist Brice Soniano, percussionist Toma Gouband and solo performances
with Electric Guitar in Fukuoka, Nagoya (JP), Santiago (CL) and Montreal (CAN).
Juan Parra CancinoÂ (b. Chile, 1979)
Studied Composition in the Catholic University of Chile and Sonology at
The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (NL)
As a guitarist he was part of several ensembles related to Guitar Craft,
a school founded by Robert Fripp.
He collaborates regularly with artists like Frances Marie Uitti, Richard Craig,
KLANG and Insomnio Ensembles.
Parra is founder and active member of The Electronic Hammer, a Computer
andPercussion Music Ensemble devoted to the creation and promotion of new
music and Wiregriot, a voice and electronics duo that seeks to reconstruct the
repertoire for this format.
He is currently a PhD candidate of the Leiden University(NL) and the Orpheus
Institute (BE) focused on performance practice in Computer Music, supported
by the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, and the Institute of Sonology (NL).
Since October 2008, he has been appointed as associate researcher for the
Orpheus Institute Research Center in Music (ORCiM).
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 17thÂ - doors open 8PM
Juan Parra Cancino
Set 1: “KVSwalk_SOLO”
Computer and analog electronics.