- Year of composition: 1989
- Duration: 9:52
- Instrumentation: keyboard-controlled synthesizers (Yamaha DX-7IID/E!, Yamaha TX-802) and stereo fixed medium
- ISWC: T0708471037
- 44,1 kHz, 16 bits
La Fiesta (The Party) was conceived as a symphony of sound colour forms derived from the telluric experiences of my tropical ear. The piece involves two sets of Yamaha DX-7IID(E!) and TX-802 synthesizers, one set to be performed live, the other recorded on tape. The result is a multitudinous web of synthetic sound designs having vocal, instrumental or electronic quality which are orgiastically combined between solo and tape to achieve the desired expressive idea.
La Fiesta was realized at Ireme Studio in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) in September, 1989 for the Rendezvous Festival in London (UK) with support from the Canada Council [for the Arts] (CCA). It premiered in October, 1989 by myself at the South Bank Centre (London) and has since been performed and recorded in Canada, USA and Europe. La Fiesta was recorded on the Anthology of Canadian Music: Electroacoustic music by Radio Canada International (ACM 37) released in 1990. La Fiesta was awarded at the International Music Council (IMC) International Rostrum of Electroacoustic Music (IREM) (Oslo, Norway, 1990). La Fiesta was extremely difficult to create; I owe to Barbara all the encouragement to survive it. She switched me from the tracks of torture to those of magic.
- October 1989, Sergio Barroso, keyboard • Concert, Southbank Centre, London (England, UK)
- 1989-09, Personal studio, Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
About this recording
This version was recorded at Ireme studio in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) in January and February 1995 — sound recording: Sergio Barroso; with the assistance of Michael Maguire.
- Sergio Barroso, keyboard controller