Viento, for Toy piano & live electronics (wind & some reverb)

Viento, for Toy piano & live electronics (wind & some reverb) (2011)

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

(Published by Brotons & Mercadal)

Así como su título indica, el viento es el elemento principal en esta pieza. En ella se intenta emular al mismo de muchas y diversas maneras, haciendo uso del piano de juguete de formas inverosímiles. El piano de juguete es la fuente sonora para que mediante software y grabaciones de campo, el sonido represente al viento en sus distintos estados. Una puerta de una ventana, unos pájaros que cantan, un reloj… son los únicos que nos hacen sentir que el tiempo pasa


As its title indicates, the wind is the main element in this piece. In her one tries to emulate to the same one of many and diverse ways, making use of the piano of toy of improbable forms. The toy piano is the sound source so that through software and field recordings, the sound represents the wind in its different states. A door of a window, some birds that sing, a clock … are the only ones that make us feel that time passes. 


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.All the playing extended techniques are explained on the score.

Electronic part

There is a patch provided, open it, Select driver.
Press [Tab] to Start.
To change cues press [Space].
There are eight cues (Scenes), after 8 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, 2016
For any question contact me

Score preview

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App preview

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Video performance