Juan Carlos Vasquez Audio UK 2014


Collage 3

Collage 3, composed in 2014, is part of a series of experiments conducted to prove the digital capabilities of tone expansion in a single acoustic instrument. In this particular piece, the composer recorded an original performance of Eugène Ysaÿe's Sonata No. 3 for solo violin, and reinvented the audio files deconstructing the piece as a collage, using different and complex kinds of digital audio processes to create a post-modern electro-acoustic version of the original sonata. As a result, the usual acoustic violin timber is expanded into deep and rich atmospheres filling the entire range of frequencies. The collages series are also a sonic application of British painter JMW Turner’ technique to use layers of colors and textures to turn everyday landscapes into powerful and expressive oneiric fantasies.