Lucent Shores


Lucent Shores
released by Play Loud! Productions (Berlin), CD/DL, 23.06.2023, pl-143
glass mastered CD in 6-Panel Digipack
all tracks produced and mixed by Mario Verandi
mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
artwork by Corinna Rosteck
with the support of the BKP (Berliner Künstlerprogramm)

Lucent Shores features Mario Verandi´s electroacoustic music compositions produced between 2002 and 2017. The album complements Verandi´s Orillas Distantes – Distant Shores, an album released in 2001 that contains his early electroacoustic music works (1995 – 2000). The two albums reveal the composer´s strong background in the tradition of acousmatic music whose roots go back to the musique concrète of the 1940s. For the production of the compositions included in this album the composer worked in renowned European institutions such as the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medien) in Karlsruhe, the INA-GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) in Paris, the Elektronisches Studio TU-Berlin and the Studio für Elektroakustische Musik at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. These finely crafted compositions use sound material coming from a variety of recordings made in different locations such as the bells of a carillon located in a 42-meter-high tower in Berlin-Tiergarten, diverse machinery and objects from an opera theater in Argentina as well as vocal sounds produced by an actor.
Mario Verandi explores with intensity and imagination the use of recognizable sound sources in combination with electronic transformations of these same materials blurring the boundaries between real and abstract soundworlds.