Sol, for Toy piano & live electronics (sounds & loops)

Sol, for Toy piano & live electronics (sounds & loops) (2011)

Estreno: 22-06-2013. Valencia: “Off:_Herzioz Finale”, Museu de bellas artes San Pio V. Víctor Trescolí, toy piano.

Inspirada en una canción popular mediterránea llamada “Sol, solet” para Toy piano y electrónica, con procesamiento del audio en vivo, con la intención de transformar el sonido que procede del piano de juguete, dando la impresión de diferentes temperaturas con el uso de diferentes frecuencias. Desarrollar el contenido de forma que cambie totalmente y de forma inesperada el material original que inspira la pieza, transformando una simple melodía en una fuerte y poderosa sucesión de sonoridades que vienen y van.

English

Sol, is a piece for Toy piano and live electronics inspired by Mediterranean folk song “Sol, Solet”. Mediterranean people and weather are warm, so when it is a bit cloudy and cold, we need the sun back, that ́s the meaning of the song. The aim of the piece is transform the sound that comes from the Toy piano, giving the impression of differents temperatures with differents frequencies, and develop in a way that totally changes the material that inspires the piece. 

Requirements 

Toy piano 37 keys from f to f3 (Schoenhut recommended), Apple Mac, Audio interface with phantom power (Edirol FA-66 recommended, or similar), Contact microphone (Akg C411 recommended). Other kinds of microphone are allowed, if takes care of balance. 

Playing Instructions 

The piece is written for Schoenhut Toy piano 37 keys, other Toy pianos with same range could be used to play the piece.The electronic part is in live and is provided by the composer. Connect the microphone to the sound card, and put the microphone under the sound board of the Toy piano. The volume microphone entry should be level around 70%. The output sound should be sent in stereo to the concert hall amplification system, and should be balanced with the real Toy piano sound.

Electronic part

There is a patch provided, open it, Select driver.
Press [Tab] to Start.
To change cues press [Space].
There are five cues (Scenes), after 5 when it ́s finished can press Tab again to close the sound on the app. The piece starts when press [Space] for the first time (Scene 1).

© Víctor Trescolí Sanz, 2018
For any question contact me

Score preview

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App preview

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Video performance