Martina Bertoni is a Berlin based cellist and composer. She started playing the cello at a very young age. Classically trained, Bertoni‘s career soon developed around experimental and film music, where her cello has been featured in numerous records, soundtracks for awarded movies, TV series and collaborations. The core of her solo work is based on deconstructing the relationship with her own instrument by combining acoustic sound, repetition, analog and digital synthesis. After the EPs „In A Paradise You Would Be Happy“ (2018) and „The Green EP“ (2019) she released her critically acclaimed full length album „All The Ghosts Are Gone“ with the Reykjavík based label Falk in january 2020. Her latest album “Hypnagogia” was released on 20.01.2023 on Karlrecords.
Working out of her private studio since 2008, Bérangère Maximin has developed her own approach to sound art and electronic music, composing dense, immersive pieces with immediate impact. On six albums which have aroused international interest, she has revealed a taste for mixing disparate sounds together with a sense of detail, effusive, lyrical playings with the digital material and tight nuanced writing. Bérangère Maximin’s music engages the listener in consideration of space and textures. The sound ambivalence and its independence from its original source being at the centre of her work.
The composer has been released on Tzadik’s Composer Series (USA), Sub Rosa’s Framework (BE) and Crammed Discs’ Made To Measure (BE). In 2017, she responded to the producer Craig Leon’s invitation to take part in the re-activation of his Atlas Realisations label (UK) with a fifth electroacoustic series named Frozen Refrains which came out on vinyl in June of that year.
Her latest album named “Land of Waves” has been released on double vinyl on Berlin based label Karlrecords in June 2020.
The album has obtained a nomination to the French Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs 2021 with the piece Off The Page.
Martina Bertoni & Bérangère Maximin
Friday, 5.5.2023 | Doors 19:00 | Starts 20:00 CET
Jugend[widerstands]museum Galiläakirche | Rigaer Str. 9-10 in 10247 Berlin