Marta De Pascalis

Marta De Pascalis is an Italian composer living and working in Berlin. Her solo works employ analogue synthesis and tape loops, incorporating free playing into steady, repetitive patterns. She has produced two albums of Berlin School minimal synth excursions: the self-released ‘Quitratue’ (2014) and ‘Anzar’ (The Tapeworm, 2016). Her latest piece ‘Her Core’ was published in spring 2018 by The Wormhole. Marta creates densely layered collages of glowing melodic shards and growling bass lines, her hypnotic minimal synth figures warping and whirling around each other before dissolving into entropic oblivion. For her compositions she uses improvisation on a tape-loop system, in which patterns of repetition create a sense of a dense, dynamic and cathartic distance.