Mentre Pellestrina sogna

Dec 10, 2019, 02:31 PM

Speedboats on Pellestrina reimagined by Cities and Memory. When the speedboats pass you at close quarters on a very still day, in such an unspoilt, quiet place as Pellestrina, it's as if it's the loudest sound in the world - the roar of the engine takes on a sense of drama and dominates the soundscape in a way it just wouldn't in a busier environment such as the main Venetian islands, for instance. 

For this reimagined piece, we're accompanied by some beautiful, quiet ambient sounds that represent the calmness of our state of mind on this baking hot August afternoon - but then strings warn us of the impending interruption to our peace. 

The speedboats themselves come with a fanfare of trumpets, multiple synth lines and even a male singer hidden away in the mix, to emphasise, heighten and represent this experience in sound.