Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Juan Reyes, Choi-Hung, 1996

Recording time: 8 min 04 s.
Instruments: For tape
Recorded at: MOX - Advanced Computing Center at Los Andes University. Bogota, Colombia.

Other resources available:
- Biography of Juan Reyes
- Compositions by Juan Reyes

About this composition:

This is a piece for flute sounds, and modeling of timbres from the far east. In particular the sound of the Shakuhachi. The timbre, for the most, was achieved by using a technique known as Spectral Modeling Synthesis (SMS) developed by Xavier Serra at CCRMA, USA.

The inspirational sources for the piece are a Shakuhachi performance during the 1996 International Computer Music Conference and a subway station in Hong Kong . The environment at the time, the high percentage of humidity, and a hot temperature contributed to the soundscape. SMS provides means for controlling the sound of wind and the vibrations of the wood. This piece was composed at MOX- Center for Advanced Computation at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota - Colombia.