Aural Shores

by Christopher Luna-Mega

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    releases April 28, 2020

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1.
08:26
2.
3.
05:13
4.
Geysir
5.
Water studies 1 and 2
6.
Waves Break Aural Shores
7.
Jatyantara-Parinamah

about

A sonic cross-pollination between environmental sound recordings and instrumental music with performers of the highest caliber, this album is the culmination of nearly a decade of research on environmental acoustics and their translation into instrumental music and electronics. At the heart of this exploration is the purpose of tuning with and learning from nature’s sounds, from its warm harmonies to its powerful cacophonies. The pieces featured in this album are derived from thorough listening and analyses of geological and biological sounds from various latitudes.

For almost a decade, Christopher Luna-Mega has been fascinated by the sonic patterns found in various environments and their translation into notated music. His practice is based on focused listening, field recording, sound analysis, performance strategies, and collaboration with musicians, artists, and scientists. The resulting music is a creative embodiment of natural logic. To achieve this, Luna-Mega created a methodology for recording, analyzing, musically notating, and performing environmental sounds with the assistance of computer technologies. The pieces included in this album are the culmination of this work.
Luna-Mega’s music has been performed in North America, Europe, and Asia by orchestras, ensembles and musicians such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Mexico), Yarn|Wire, Gianni Trovalusci, and The Luna Ensemble, among others. The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Seoul International Computer Music Festival (Gwanju), AngelicA (Bologna), Tectonics (Reykjavik), Tectonics (Glasgow), L’Off (Montréal), Avant X (Toronto), and CMMR Conference (Marseille) are some of the festivals and conferences that have featured his music.

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releases April 28, 2020

Electronics: Christopher Luna-Mega (1-6); Jeanie Aprille Tang / Christopher Luna-Mega (7)
Audio Recording: Travis Thatcher (1, 2, 6); Adria Otte (3); Maxwell Tfirn (4); Edward Stump (5); Aaron Oppenheim (7). Audio Engineering and Mixing: Christopher Luna-Mega. Mastering: Travis Thatcher and Christopher Luna-Mega. Photography: Iván Espinosa

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Edgetone Records San Francisco, California

Edgetone Records is place for new music crossing the genre boundaries. Founded by musician/producer, Rent Romus, the label took shape in 1991. After being on a long hiatus Rent re-opened Edgetone in January 2000 and expanded it to support D.I.Y. (do it yourself) artists looking for a ground base and community label identity. ... more

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