photo by Erica Montgomery
Casa del Mirto was founded in 2005 by Marco Ricci, serving as vehicle of choice, for his varied musical forays.
“I used to write music for clubs and discos, but at the end I got tired of it. I always liked chamber music, intimate and introspective. So I felt the need to create something that one could listen also with a headset, giving shape to songs rather than tunes to dance at. Now CdM is an outfit that I am happier to wear, without It I would feel naked. “Casa del Mirto” means “Home of myrtle”. Myrtle is a plant often used for spirits. It’s actually hard to find where I live, but I really liked the name. Now, after 2 years I think it is a cacophonic name, but it’s the only one I got! So I don’t think about it and I drink the liquor.”
2016 sees the self-release of ‘Recover‘, a further exploration of “the music of friends”, which Goethe described as a “rational conversation”, threading inspirational motifs, to their bejewelled, melodic responses.