Yves Daoust


  • Yves Daoust
  • Year of composition: 2011-12
  • Original work: Lily
  • Version: Arr. Yves Daoust, 2014-18 [original work]
  • Duration: 14:40
  • Instrumentation: accordion, violin and 4-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Joseph Petric, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T3110557165

Lily [mixed version] came to be when the accordionist Joseph Petric asked me for a new piece (I had already composed L’Entrevue for him in 1991).

I proposed that I work from the confidences of a courtesan that I had collected some time before. He liked the idea, and suggested that I add a part for violinist Lynn Kuo, a duet being more suited to the subject matter.

First, I composed a fixed media version that I entitled Lily (2011-12). Then, I started working on the mixed music version, which was developed in several stages between 2014 and ’18: back and forth with the musicians (improvisation sessions in reaction to the fixed media version); notation of the instrumental parts; revision of the electroacoustic part to make room for the instruments.

[English translation: François Couture, ii-22]

Lily [mixed version] was realized in 2014-18 at the composer’s studio in Montréal (Québec) and premiered on March 23, 2018 by Joseph Petric and Lynn Kuo during the concert Série Hommage José Evangelista: Par 5 chemins… at Studio-théâtre Alfred-Laliberté of UQAM in Montréal (Québec). This mixed version was commissioned by Joseph Petric with support from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA).


  • March 23, 2018, Joseph Petric, accordion; Lynn Kuo, violin • Homage Series José Evangelista: Par 5 chemins…, Studio-théâtre Alfred-Laliberté — UQAM, Montréal (Québec)