Drone Day 2021 – Alexandra Cardenas – Sonorant
29 May 2021
A drone/ambient piece by Alexandra Cardenas made with diverse samples and filters for Drone Day 2021. The music was improvised with a technique called live coding in which sound is manipulated through algorithms with open source software TidalCycles and SuperCollider.
Alexandra’s work focuses on the algorithmic behaviour of music and the exploration of musicality within code. She is a core member of the international live coding and algorave community and performs worldwide using the live coding platforms SuperCollider and TidalCycles. In 2017, she was the Chair of the International Live Coding Conference in Morelia, Mexico.
Alexandra studied composition at the Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia, and later completed a Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Master’s Degree at Universität der Künste, Berlin. Besides her live-coded music works, she has composed contemporary pieces for orchestra, ensembles and soloists, and worked with theater companies in Mexico, Belgium and Germany.