Lars fra Mars lander på vores planet lige omkring BETA torsdag kl 01:00, skal du med på rejsen ind i hans univers, så vær klar:’
According to scientists, around 4 billion years ago, the red planet would have had enough water to cover its entire surface with a liquid layer about 140 meters deep. However, the most likely thing is that the liquid would end up accumulating and forming an ocean that would have occupied almost half of the northern hemisphere of Mars, reaching, in some regions, depths greater than 1.6 kilometers. And according to the discoveries we made in Granular Spectrum, perhaps this was the home of Marsopolis, an adventurous and wild world that was immersed in the depths of the current red planet and perhaps the place where Lars From Mars comes from.
Denmark’s Lars Graugaard is a prolific and chameleon-like pioneer with a degree in flute-playing and a Ph.D. in interactive music. With a background in a very contemporary mix of musical styles that include contemporary, improvised and urban, Lars moves with ease between a variety of musical areas that range from abstract sonic statements to effortless, street-smart rhythm designs. He has over 200 score compositions released on numerous LPs, CDs and digital formats to his credit, and numerous releases of electronic music on a wide range of international labels.
His compositions have a direct appeal and are highly crafted. There is at times a strong eclecticism in his music, and he adapts to the circumstances of a commissioned composition as he discovers the unique creative possibilities that can bring different areas together into a coherent whole.
Moreover, Lars permeates his creative process with recent discoveries in human perception and cognitive musicology, and all of this makes for a body of musical work that speaks to senses and mind.
In electronic music, Lars uses the computer as his performance tool and real-time composition instrument exclusively, which he programs according to his needs. Everything coming from his laptop is generated in realtime – no musical phrases, groupings or section are pre-recorded – and this allows him to instantly create, guide and affect musical expressions. To do so, he incorporates insight into human cognition and meaning-making in sound into his programming as the point-of-departure for a music that is rich and intriguing yet easily appreciated by the naked ear.
Artist: Lars from Mars
Release name: Marsopolis