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Musician Mario Quadracci Releases First Full Length Album, 'Ceiling Spirits'

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Irish string players recording Mario Quadracci's "Ceiling Spirits" at a studio in Donegal.

Mario Quadracci studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston. And for years, whenever he had the chance, the guitarist was found in his basement studio, experimenting. The goal always was to try to replicate what he heard in his head.

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Musician Mario Quadracci's live rig set up in his basement.

"The end result wasn’t really the goal in the beginning. I’ve always loved music, went to school for music, and just started to develop this sound and these techniques that enabled me to emulate different instruments and I guess create people to play with who weren’t there," Quadracci explains. 

Now, he’s come up from the basement with his first full length studio album called Ceiling Spirits. Quadracci says the album's sound is filled with a mix of genres, such as classical minimalism, post rock, electronic and ambient music throughout.

He, along with guest musicians Tonite Ensemble and Nicholas Elert, will perform it in its entirety Saturday evening at the Miramar Theatre on Oakland Avenue.

Quadracci joined Lake Effect's Bonnie North in the studio to share more about it:

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.