Fernandez, José Miguel Print

(Chile). Bachelor of music composition from the University of Chile in 1995. In 1996 he studied computer music at Laboratorio de Investigación y Producción Musical Buenos Aires. From 2000 to 2004 he studied composition and computer music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse of Lyon, France. After receiving his diploma from the CNSMD, he attended the one-year course in composition and computer music at IRCAM in Paris. Finalist in Bourges electro-acoustic competition and winner of Grame-EOC composition competition in 2008 and commissions from Chilean Government, French Government, Grame-EOC and others. His works have been performed in various countries and contemporary music festivals in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In addition to his composition activities, he has worked as computer music designer, realizing the live electronics works for many composers at different institutions in France.


M-brana (2009)
for percussion, double bass and live electronics based on instrumental motion capture

The principal idea of this piece was to create a new relationship between live instruments and electronics that primarily used motion capture (through the use of accelerometers) in direct relation to a specific physical control model - MSD (Mass Spring Damper). For example, by capturing gestures such as a percussion strike, or a bow movement, the accelerometers can simultaneously excite virtual physical models (membranes and strings objects) at different points of the structure. From this point of initial capture characteristics of virtual physical models become the commencement point for the generation of new musical materials and control parameters such as treatments, synthesis, sampling and real time spatialization.

Commissioned by National Fund for Music of the Government of Chile