[at087] Ferran Lega - Memòria Pétria

Date of release: 10.09.2018 
Format: FILE - MP3 / WAV 
Length: 45:00 min 
Artwork: Audiotalaia 





Memòria Pétria is a project born from stone and tradition. More specifically Ferran Lega explores the acoustic, timbrical and sonic properties of slate tiles. Those pieces of stone are usually find as the most common rooftop covering in the Catalan Pyrenees. The tiles carry within it a historical background that starts with hardcore rock compression and the formation of sheets of metamorphic rock, commonly know as mountains. From there, slate becomes a basic material for the inhabitants of the mountains across history until the present day where misusage and dereliction has changed habits and uses of this black tiles.

Ferran Lega, reckons the deep and rooted into the land background of those tiles and uses them to create soundscapes filed with memories, textures and life of its own by extracting the electroacoustic trademark of this partially resonant materials.

As a homage to the way those rocks are formed and its transformation through centuries, Ferran Lega treats the sounds extracted from the slate tiles in the same way. Through a process of layering, filtering and morphing of long term recordings using contact microphones and exposing the tiles into various situations designed to activate the resonant capabilities of the material.

The outcome is this album, a series of recordings, compositions and textures echoing the burden of centuries of usage and homaging, sonically materials that become sonic textures.




Recorded, produced and edited by Ferran Lega Lladós, field assisted by Cleo Campuzano at Espot, Pallars Sobirà (Catalonia) between summer 2016 and spring 2017.

Thank you to Mingo Roca Cecilia, (casa Xaulet) for providing their ancient rooftop tiles, and the spaces where to record. And thanks to Cleofé Campuzano Marco for priceless support and passion upon my work.

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