Birthday Sonification Juan María Solare

This 50-second piece was created for the album Sn (Stannum) to mark the 50th birthday of composer Juan María Solare. It utilises four Pure Data sine wave oscillators which start at 1966 Hz (year of birth), 8(00) Hz (month of birth), 11(0) Hz (day of birth), 2016 Hz (year of 50th birthday), thus following Juan María Solare’s biography in a very abstract manner. Every 5 seconds (one-tenth of 50), an action is performed: once all oscillators are running steadily, they are switched to random mode in the same order, now creating varying tones between 0 Hz and their starting pitch at a Pure Data metronome speed of 50. In the last phase, the oscillators are switched off successively.