Julia Gjertsen is a musician composer from Oslo, Norway who has been playing the piano since the age of 7. Nico Rosenberg is an electronic music composer, visual creator and psychologist from Santiago, Chile. Overcoming distance and solitude, these two artists reached out across the 8,000 miles of ocean that separate them to create a collaborative project that blends their unique styles. A full EP is on the way later this year from Moderna Records, but we don’t have to wait that long to get a taste of what they have come up thanks a new single being released in just a few days by Ambientologist. In fact, if you are reading this, you don’t have to wait a minute longer since the premiere of this beautiful track is right here before you.
“Los Océanos” began as a MAX/MSP patch designed by Rosenberg to which Gjertsen added layers of piano improvisations. The result was then recorded to tape at a slower pace to give it a tranquil dream-like quality, making it easy to imagine wafting across a placid sea with the notes of the piano shimmering like the stars overhead. For six minutes, the vast distance between the two artists evaporates into a single beautiful moment caught out of time.
“A sense of floating on waves under an illuminated night sky, being rocked to sleep by its gentle caress.“
“Los Océanos” will be available for download on September 22. The track was mastered by Arturo Zegers and features an image by Nico Rosenberg.