Hockey story
for speaking pianist with SuperCollider patch and MIDI keyboard

Aaron Gervais
Composer
Aaron Gervais
Composition Date: 2009
Duration: 00:13:00
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Other keyboard
  • 1 x Computer
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Programme Note:
I wrote Hockey Story for Brazilian-Canadian pianist, Luciane Cardassi. Luciane had immigrated to Canada a couple of years beforehand and was interested in exploring the hockey culture of Canada. She was also looking for a piece that involved electronics and speaking or singing, which was a good fit for my compositional interests. A hockey theme is somewhat outside of my usual work, but I decided it would be a good challenge and provide me with some fresh perspectives.

The text is taken entirely from hockey terminology. I weave together short word-units in order to create a narrative that references what I see as aspects of the spirit of hockey, playing with both the meaning and sound of the words. Throughout the piece, there is a counterpoint between the voice, electronics (controlled by the pianist), and piano, creating a three-way dialogue.

Premiere Information:
25/01/2010 Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre Calgary, AB Luciane Cardassi

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9101 G38ho
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, , Keyboard(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 12, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 Score (viii, 38 p.) ; 28 cm.
    46 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 40
    1 part (40 p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For speaking pianist with SuperCollider patch and MIDI keyboard. Detailed patch and MIDI setup instructions included in preface to score.

    Supercollider software patch, contained in a stand-alone application. Runs on Mac OSX. Piece requires a MIDI keyboard, stereo speakers, digital audio interface, MIDI interface, and a Mac. For Windows/Linux, source code can be extracted from this file and tweaked to work on the platform.

    Full score and performing score available.

    Text by the composer.

    Commissioned by: Luciane Cardassi
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