Singer - Pianist
Marta has been singing and playing the piano all her life. She knew at age five that she wanted to be a musician when she grew up, and that passion has never left her. She loves to perform with Chris Wells and his Secret City Band. She also works as a solo pianist and singer for weddings and other private events at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY and other venues. Her CD "I'm Dreaming" is available on this site.
Marta accompanies silent films on the piano. To prepare, she watches each film multiple times to get a real sense of the timing of events as well as the emotional impact. Then at the performance, she improvises the music on the spot as she watches the film along with the audience. She used to accompany silent films for the Saratoga Film Festival, and now performs at the Rosendale Theater and other local venues.
Marta has performed with her older son, David Wilcock, and guitarist/webmaster, Larry Seyer (www.larryseyer.com), at Divine Cosmos Convergence Conferences across the globe. The three of them presented meditative music at the end of each day's session, with David leading the meditations. Larry has recorded those meditations, many of which are available on David's website www.divinecosmos.com.
Marta's younger son, Michael Wilcock, is also a musician, and the two of them have performed as a duo, including a New Year's gig in New York City. Michael is a guitarist, singer and drummer extraordinaire. His website is www.michaeltruckpile.com.
As a classical singer, Marta worked with pianist Emily Upham (www.emilyupham.com), concentrating on French art songs. Both Marta and Emily speak French, and the lovely music of the French "Mélodie" composers is a passion for both of them. They recorded some of these pieces at Bard College, and collaborated with Ian Turner (http://www.rubyconmusic.com) to metamorphose these songs with synthesizers and beats. You can download a few of them for free on this site.
Marta plays the organ in churches and is currently playing for Sunday services at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Kingston, NY, where she performs classical music.
She worked for many years as a solo singer/pianist in high-end restaurants in New York State, Florida and Ireland. As a band member, Marta has had her own original rock band, and she has played in other bands as well, performing blues, rock, heavy metal, country, jazz and popular music. She continues to work with other musicians at every opportunity.