Yves Daoust

  • Year of composition: 2011-12
  • Original work: Lily
  • Version: Arr. Yves Daoust, 2014-18 [original work]
  • Duration: 13:26
  • Instrumentation: accordion, violin and 4-channel fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • Commission: Joseph Petric, with support from the CCA
  • ISWC: T3110557165


ISRC CAD502210026

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

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)

About this sound recording

The present recording of Lily [mixed version] was performed by Joseph Petric, accordion, and Lynn Kuo, violin, at Studio Minerve in Laval (Québec) in October 2021, and in Toronto (Ontario) in November 2021, and was mixed at the composer’s studio.