Villareal Improvisation

Program Notes
The following video was shot April 28th, 2011 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno Nevada as part of the "Leo Villareal: Animating Light" exhibition. The sound was improvised using patches created with Max/MSP/Jitter. One random tone generator, a granulator and another patch which generated data from three films I shot of Leo's works. That data was fed to sequencers in Logic Pro and mixed with the other patches and a Korg FM synth for good measure.

Biographical Sketch
Jean-Paul Perrotte is an American composer born in Washington D.C. in 1964. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Iowa where his teachers have included Professors Lawrence Fritts and David Gompper. He is currently faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno and is active composing music in his studio.

Jean-Paul’s compositions include works for electronics and acoustic instruments, electronics alone and more recently, works for video and dancers. His compositions have been performed across the United States both at national conferences and university concert halls and in Europe.