Canto de Codornices is based on field recordings of Codornices creek in the Berkeley hills. The source audio was filtered to reveal specific pitches occurring naturally in the cascading water as it babbled over stones along the creek bed. Some stretching and compression of time was then applied, and multiple tracks were intercut and mixed; otherwise all sounds are pure, just as they were recorded in a meditative mood one spring morning.
Gregory Moore lives and works at Maybeck Studio for Performing Arts in Berkeley, California, where for the past 15 years he has produced concerts and recordings featuring musicians from around the world. His own music mostly derives from the study of linguistics, especially the rhythms and melodies of speech. Past collaborations have involved performances of his original compositions with Susan Allen, Jacqueline Bobak, Sarah Cahill, Luciano Chessa, Frida X, Leo Garcia, Dorian McKaie, Gwendolyn Mok, Vicky Ray, and Elizabeth Somers. His most recent composition, a cello + voice collage piece written for the legendary cellist Frances Marie Uitti, premiered in the spring, 2012, at the RedCat in Los Angeles to remarkable critical acclaim.