Having developed the capacity for creation of algorithmically guided sound compositions prompted me to start experimenting with 'album prototypes'. This idea originated from a friend who suggested I could create an album with all these compositions. Although the recording capabilities that I have access to at the moment are not the most appropriate, the idea of album prototypes is an exciting one. I created the first album prototype by recording 10 computer controlled compositions derived from 10 different renditions of 'El Choclo' in which only the first half of each tango song was translated to computer controlled compositions.

This electronic composition was created by assigning different frequencies to synthetic sounds based on loudness levels of four renditions of 'Esta Noche de Luna' tango when played simultaneously.

The composition has a 'jazzy' feeling.


In this work I present the rendering of auditory data associated with CG and CCG variation along genic contexts of vernalization genes that are contained within orthologous regions from four different grass species: Brachypodium distachyonBrachypodium staceiOryza sativa and Zea mays, respectively.


My work focused on:


1 Addressing variation of CG and CCG distribution pattern at VERNALIZATION 1 gene between grasses that exhibit a vernalization requirement in order to flower such as Brachypodium distachyon and Brachypodium stacei compared to those that are vernalization independent such as Oryza sativa (rice) and Zea mays (corn).


2 Sonification of CG and CCG occurrences in order to add an auditory dimension to variation in genome data.

GC sonification - Martin Calvino

In this experiment, an audio composition was created by sonificating GC content of a circadian clock gene (Lux Arrhytmo) from the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The musical note DO was assigned to A, G, C, T nucleotides whereas the musical notes of SOL, LA, SI, OCT were assigned to GC pairs within the promoter region, 5'UTR, exon1 and intron1 respectively.

The elements in this artwork are responding to local time in New York City. The concept behind is an approximation to the artwork as digital clock, with colors changing according to the time of the day. 

-created on October 2016-  

This artwork is derived from a piece I originally conceived as responsive-art: art that reacted to movement of tango dancers in front of a sensor. In this opportunity, I adapted the concept to add interactivity through the movement of the mouse on the screen. 

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