Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Felipe Otondo Ruiz, Birds in a Cage full of silence, 1999

Recording time: 5 min 36 s.
Instruments: For tape
Recorded at: Aalborg University, Denmark.

Other resources available:
- About Felipe Otondo Ruiz
- Compositions by Felipe Otondo Ruiz

About this composition:

This work was conceived as an integration of the Spanish guitar interpretation and the electronic processing of sounds. The idea was to study the acoustical characteristics of the guitar and the tapping technique. Different sounds percussive sounds over the strings of the guitar were recorded, amplified and mixed together. The structure of the piece converges from a total non-harmonically correlated group of sounds, diverse in intensity, pitch and duration, leading to a whole-tone scale. The changes in the characteristics of the reproduced sounds are part of a precise synchronization process associated with random distributions of the acoustical properties of the sounds in the different transitions of the piece.

Piece created at: Aalborg University, Denmark.