Sergio Barroso

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


ISRC CAD509612070

  • 44,1 kHz, 16 bits

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).



About this recording

This version was recorded at Ireme studio in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) between June 1994 and February 1995 — sound recording: Sergio Barroso; with the assistance of Michael Maguire.