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Sonatada

Sergio Barroso

Sonatada

  • Sergio Barroso
  • Year of composition: 1992
  • Duration: 13:46
  • Instrumentation: keyboard-controlled synthesizers
  • Commission: Kathleen Solose, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T0705250083

Sonatada was composed for one DX-7(E!) — or DX-7IIFD(E!) — keyboard synthesizer and one TX-802 synthesizer as a multipiano piece in three uninterrupted sections related in different external ways to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries’ tradition of virtuoso solo and concertante piano repertoire. However, the extensive use of symmetric and synthetic microtonal tuning systems exploits sonic situations inconceivable in the acoustic keyboard field.


Sonatada was realized at Ireme Studio in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) in 1992. I premiered the piece at a live electronics recital in Brussels (Belgium) in May 1993. The piece was commissioned by Canadian pianist Kathleen Solose with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA).

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