CapaCDLucianeCardassiRecent works for piano (+ voice) and electronic sounds by Brazilian composers

2019, Redshift Records

Luciane Cardassi, performer

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1. Construção II (2011) by Rafael de Oliveira
2. Curva ao Infinito (2012) by Edson Zampronha
3. Douce Dame Jolie (2017) by Maria Eduarda Mendes Martins
4. afloat (2014) by Paulo Guicheney
5. memorial do granito (2015) by Rodolfo Valente
6. Mohamed’s Clock (2016) by Rodrigo Meine
7. Ramos (2016) by Paulo Rios Filho

Ramos showcases seven works created in collaboration with seven Brazilian composers, exploring new ways to relate to and reflect upon today’s world, including the creative processes themselves. These works were initially part of a broader 10-year project – entitled Going North – through which I developed a number of collaborations with composers from my native country, Brazil, along with those from my adopted country, Canada. The seven pieces recorded here all challenged and expanded my roles as a pianist and as a performer. They required me to make use of my voice in new ways, and to develop new methods to promote synchronicity with the electronic media. The creative processes that led to this program continued into the recording and production of the album itself, in collaboration with audio engineer Amandine Pras. I am deeply grateful to each of the composers who embarked on this journey with me, and hope that the listening experience for you will be as rewarding as the creative processes were for us. (L. Cardassi)

Producer: Luciane CardassiRecording producer, mixing and mastering engineer: Amandine Pras | Recorded at the Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, in November 2017 | Studio assistants: Fox Schwach, David Wilkinson and Matthew ManifouldAudio and Music Technician: Henry NgCoordinator of the Audio Recording Engineer Practicum: James Clemens-SeelyPiano Technician: Albert Picknell | Graphic design: Design de Atelier – Rosana Almendares | Cover Painting: Weed study (detail), from the Inço é arte series (2015-2017) by Ana Flávia Baldisserotto