Music for piano (+ voice) and electronic sounds by Canadian and Brazilian composers
Luciane Cardassi, performer
1. AhojAhoj (2011) by Terri Hron
2. Dois Aforismos com Interlúdio (2010) by Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann
3. Wonder (2012) by Emilie LeBel; Text: Sue Sinclair
4. Berimbau (2019) by Alexandre Espinheira
5. Estudo de um piano (2008) by Chantale Laplante
6. for will robbins (2010) by Darren Miller
7. Converse (2018) 9:50 by Lia Sfoggia, Guilherme Bertissolo, Luciane Cardassi
8. The Boat Sings (2012) by Fernando Mattos
The eight electronics-infused solos heard on "Going North" collectively inhabit a world that is opaque yet ethereal, introspective but restlessly dynamic. Each one’s electroacoustic elements read as organic, psychedelic extensions of her performance rather than as contrived digital appendages—an impression helped by Cardassi’s exquisite command of the piano’s extended vocabulary. Together the compositions form a continuous but ever-changing path, mirroring Cardassi’s ongoing journey between Brazil and Canada while vividly unfolding magic-realist excursion for listeners.
Watch a trailer for the album created by Snapshots Foundation here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4-m9z-KLrI
“Going North’s actual power is that it has created its own abstracted zone, a form of mutant jazz or textural electronics as much as a gently fragmenting multi-layered suite. A wildly odd and bristling work, squeezing every thoughtful drop out of seldom grouped and gathered ingredients.” — John Nicol, Obladada
“Going North transits between contemporary classical, experimental and contemporary music. The piano fragments create a permanent tension together with an abstract and expressive dialogue.” — Guillermo Escudero, Loop.cl
“Cardassi’s selections feel incredibly personal and are furnished with emotional weight… 8/10” — Bryon Hayes, Exclaim!
“A thrilling vision of Contemporary Classical Music” — Nitestylez.de