Luciane Cardassi – Ramos

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

Luciane Cardassi, piano (+ voice)

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)

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Program Notes (English)

Program Notes (Portuguese)

Producer: Luciane Cardassi

Recording 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 Manifould
Audio and Music Technician: Henry Ng
Coordinator of the Audio Recording Engineer Practicum: James Clemens-Seely
Piano 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

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Luciane Cardassi 
Brazilian-Canadian pianist Luciane Cardassi is a noted performer of new music. For more than two decades she has been exploring the contemporary music world through collaboration and performance. She holds a Doctorate in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a Master’s Degree in Music from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of São Paulo (USP). Her main teachers have been Aleck Karis, Ney Fialkow, Celso Loureiro Chaves, Antonio Carlos Borges Cunha, and her piano teacher of many years, Heloisa Zani, a major influence upon Luciane’s music making. Her artistic practice has been generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, CAPES Brazil Foundation, and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Among Luciane’s long-term projects is her multimedia programme “Going North” with music by Brazilian and Canadian composers, from which this album arose. Beyond her solo work, Luciane is the pianist of rockeys duo, with harpsichordist Katelyn Clark, in which they explore this unusual combination of instruments – often with electronics – through improvisation, and collaboration with composers. She often engages in intermedia collaborations, such as the exhibition “Piano Destructions” with Andrea Buettner, and, more recently, “Converse”, a multimedia work with Lia Sfoggia (Dance and Video art) and Guilherme Bertissolo (Composition and Live electronics).

Luciane is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Studies Music Faculty at the Federal University of Bahia, in Salvador, Brazil.

Albums featuring Luciane Cardassi