Ondeada is an attempt to translate the marimba ensemble's percussion instruments and their timbric characteristics into an electronics medium. The piece uses different motifs of the bordón* and requinta** of Ondeada y revuelta (2021) as musical references. Ondeada unfolds in a single movement divided into three parts in which the bordón and the requinta are developed over a continuum of overlapping undulating processes.
*Executed in the lowest register of the marimba de chonta, an instrument from the Colombian Pacific region, the bordón works as the bass, using a constant rhythmic-harmonic base, and creates variations throughout the whole work.
**The requinta (or ondeada) works as another more complex rhythmic-harmonic base. It is used along with the bordón, but uses the middle register instead. It is a constant motif with few variations and it often duplicates the melody.