…viñas en campos de viñas…

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12504671/music/vinas1.mp3,http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12504671/music/vinas2.mp3,http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12504671/music/vinas3.mp3|titles=excerpt 1,excerpt 2, excerpt 3|remaining=yes|animation=no]

The composition of this piece served as means to explore the world of computer assisted composition.  Using the programming environment OpenMusic developed at IRCAM, I coded various algorithms based on hidden markov models that in turn generated the basic musical material used in the composition.  I then sculpted the material into a more satisfying musical synthesis.

…viñas en campos de viñas… is scored for two trumpets and two trombones.  The audio player above has 3 excerpts of a recording of the premiere performance selected from the beginning, middle, and end of the piece, respectively.  The piece was premiered by the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players.