[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Luis Valdivia – XAEV1OUX

Artist Statement

8 speakers (2014/2015)

In this piece, the artist works with Supercollider to map the two dimensional matrices of 0 and 1 from John Conway’s Game of Life into musical structures. Retaining the behaviours of the Game of Life, the structures are permanently evolving to new states, repeating themselves, or becoming still. The piece references a transposition between states of being across life and death, information, and sound.

  • Luis Valdivia was born in La Plata, Argentina. In 2009 he pursued a Master of Music in Electronic Music Composition at the Folkwang Hochschule (Essen, Germany) with Professor Thomas Neuhaus. Valdivia has studied other subjects including Computer Science at the Salzburg University, Composition at the University Mozarteum (Salzburg, Germany), guitar at the Conservatory Gilardo Gilardi, private study (guitar) with Eduardo Fernandez, chamber music with Monica Cosachov, and composition with Enrique Gerardi. Prizes include 3rd at the First European Electroacoustic Composition Competition Erasmus (France, 2012) and 1st at the “Eduardo Fabini” Composition Competition (Montevideo, Uruguay, 2004).

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