Aubiome (a contraction of Audio + Biome) was from the beginning a conscious effort to avert a top-down compositional approach. Musical ideas, sections, movements and the final form of the piece derive all from the intrinsic logic of a number of interaction patterns in the micro-scale. That is, the piece unfolds as an ever-mutating organism in which sound cells develop, grow, recombine, eventually peak —or reach a dead end— and degenerate to give place to the next generation, the next wave, the next musical idea.
Although the eight movements in the 2017 recording of Aubiome are punctuated by silence, the live realization of the piece does not require a break to separate one movement from the next. So much so that the music needs to be already present at the moment the audience is even entering the concert space, signaling an unsevered line of existence while symbolically setting the beginning of the piece somewhere distant in time.