Tarta Relena

Counterpoint Series

photo credit © Duna Vallès i Clàudia Torrents

March 30, 2023

Doors: 7 PM  | Show: 8 PM

Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 Day of Show

National Sawdust – 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn

Co-presented with National Sawdust

Standing Room Only

Needing little more than their voices and a uniquely contemporary take on ancient oral repertoires, the Catalan duo Marta Torrella and Helena Ros create a gorgeously harmonic and synchronistic sound while reinterpreting Mediterranean musical traditions by adding modern effects and subtle electronic pulses to the ancient traditions, giving them added relevance to a new world.

This is music of primal essence and unnameable longing, full of frequencies that seem to tap an ancient ache in one’s bones. But the occasional smidgen of artificial reverb, synthesizer, or digital editing snaps us back to the present. Their vision of folk is no museum piece; it is contemporary, alive, and buzzing with portent.”Pitchfork

The COUNTERPOINT series focuses on contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what “world music” can mean in the 21st Century.