PSALM002: In Eynem

by Francesca Ter-Berg

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Hinges 12:16
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Wtybcrechk 07:20
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Me Sunowa 03:18

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In Eynem, the debut EP by acclaimed cellist Francesca Ter-Berg, straddles the worlds of live processing, improvisation and traditional folk song. Weaving together fragments of field recordings, samples and beats with winding cello melodies and tunes from the Yiddish and Sinti Manouche traditions, the EP is a mesmeric first peek into the cellist’s recorded solo works.

The EP’s two more electronic recordings - ‘Hinges’ and ‘Wtybcrechk’ - showcase Ter-Berg’s prowess as a cellist, improviser and performer. The sounds of the cello are moulded into entrancing droning whirlwinds of sound, enhanced by Ter-Berg's voice, field recordings and electronics. Recorded live, these pieces illustrate the emotional rawness and sonic potential of the cello as an instrument.

'Oi Ihr Narishe Tsionistn' and 'Me Sonowa' are traditional Yiddish and Sinti songs, respectively. The former is from the early 20th century and it represents themes of power, zionist idealism, workers' unification and political uprising. The latter - taught to Ter-Berg by multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso Tcha Limberger - speaks of lost times and peoples; it recounts the way gypsies lived among the fields, flowers and rivers. These two pieces are both Ter-Berg's tribute to past traditions, as well as an effort to preserve and share them.

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released April 16, 2021

Thanks to Rachel Weston for Yiddish pronunciation support

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