ALL THE GHOSTS ARE GONE

 

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All the ghosts are gone

Martina Bertoni

‘All the ghosts are gone’ is the first full length album from Berlin based cellist and composer Martina Bertoni, and follows the release of her two EPs, respectively in 2018 and 2019.

It’s a journal of a process of recovery, that was formulated during a time of physical and mental exhaustion. The compositions are recollections of emotional landscapes, born from a moment of fracture and conflict.

Martina describes the process: ‘ This record has been born during a time in which I had no strength. Neither physical nor psychological. Waking up everyday and composing was a way for me to regain my identity and finding back my balance. I started to explore what was unknown to me, as I wanted my cello to sound completely alien. I had to find my own ways to get the sounds I liked: grainy, opaque, dusty…I did not want melodies nor did I want harmonies. I wanted to dig deep into the sonic textures that my cello could give me.’.

The main drive during the seven months of composition of the record was the will of finding a more concise way of composing and depicting the sonic world that Bertoni lives in. The eight tracks of ‘All the ghosts are gone’ are a chronicle of a disorganised reconstruction. They evoke desegregated landscapes, in which the voice of the cello is a hazy narrator in a hypnagogic state.

'All the ghosts are gone' is due to be released on the 8th of January 2020 by FALK as digital download and tape cassette limited edition.
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Elevate

Martina Bertoni

My new album will be released in a few time.
To fill the waiting, I decided to released a song, that won't be included in my next work.
This track is a celebration of all the beautiful things that happen in life, and marks new roads in this music I am making.
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The green EP

Martina Bertoni

This EP contains the results of my first ever residency I made in Turin (Italy) in May 2019. It is based on the idea of creating a sonic map of a place, the Royal Horse Staples in Turin, in the very heart of the city.
When I came back home I had this material with me and I was still reverberating with a weird disturbed energy. I was coming back to my home country after a long time, meeting new and old friends and sensing a general feeling of struggle at every level. A struggle for everyday life, for freedom of expression and artistic creation.
This struggling vibe came back with me to Berlin, and somehow I had to give it a shape and put it out.
This is how and why The green EP is born
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In A Paradise You Would Be Happy

Martina Bertoni

This EP is a first release. Finally. If we might want to find a story behind it, we could tell this one. Here in Berlin I live in a very strange place, it is called "the Denkmal", the Memorial. It's a brutalist complex surrounded by a thick park,there's a lake, and in some parts it resembles a wood. It is said to be a place to live for War heroes and officials during the GDR times. Living here is sweet, far from the contemporary Berlin hypsteria. I use to come home from work at dusk. The wood contains the buildings, brushing away the supposed dystopia. On my way home I'm always welcomed by foxes, squirrels and hedgehogs...not to say bats and nocturnal birds. For me I call this place home, and this music of mine it's like this wood that welcomes me every night.
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