Sicilian singer-songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Marta is a key member of the band of British composer and producer John Parish (Pj Harvey, Eels etc.), well known also for her long term collaboration with Australian songwriter Hugo Race with their duo, Sepiatone and as one of the founding members of the international collective Songs with Other Strangers together with Cesare Basile, Hugo Race, John Parish, Manuel Agnelli, Stef Kamil Carlens Giorgia Poli Rodrigo D'Erasmo and Steve Wynn.
She lives in Berlin, where she writes and produces her music. Her dreamy voice sounds simultaneously soft and raw and she plays guitar, keyboards and percussions with an original style which weave blues, trip hop and lo-fi Americana into dark sonic textures - seemingly delicate but also distorted - conjuring, through her compositions, cinematic and subtly psychedelic atmospheres.
Her third solo album Inverno (2017) which she co-produced with guitarist and composer Cam Butler, was recorded over a period of two years in Berlin, Melbourne, Paris and Italy and adds to her long, rich history of recordings and collaborations: her two solo albums - About Everything (2009), Pretty and Unsafe (2007) released in Italy and Germany; three albums as duo Sepiatone, most recently Echoes On (2015); four albums with John Parish Band - Screenplay (2013), Plum (2007), Once Upon A Little Time (2005), Bird Dog Dante (2018); four albums with Hugo Race & The True Spirit; the Playing Carver album - a project inspired by the writings of Raymond Carver, written and recorded in Paris with Atlas Crocodile, Marc Chonier (Gaspard La Nuit) and John Parish, and last year's album Silent Town (2016), exploring borders between mediterranean world music and anglo songwriting, recorded with the italo-palestinian band Dounia.
Following a period of experimentation dedicated to her instrumental project Tin Room, together with Dodo NKishi at the percussions (Mouse on Mars), guitar player Deko (Breakfast) and Australian cellist Rachel Maio (Tricky) she is now finishing the production of her new songs.
- "From Palermo to Rancho de la Luna." - Schall Magazine
- "Marta's solo works have a touch of film music, make you think of road movies or David Lynch's haunting masterpieces - with the difference that her songs don't need any elaborate visuals." - Christina Morr, Melodiva
- "Her lyrics are a search for the voice of the streets at night." - SPEX
- "She sounds a bit like a cross between Lisa and Beth Gibbons, but also hints at her main employers John Parish and Hugo Race. A real little pearl, you just don't notice it right away" - Der Neue Tag
- "About Anything" is timeless and blurs the border between musical dreaming and obscurity - MOTOR DE