Patrick Derivaz and I started recording in January of 2011. Patrick’s concept was to experiment with pairing two instruments of extremely different registers, using digital effects and loops. Our process was highly spontaneous: using composed material that we each brought to the sessions as a point of departure, we improvised freely and recorded all of our improvisations. After this, we assembled each composition from the recorded material. Each of the pieces is, therefore, a truly collaborative combination of composition, improvisation, and post-production.
Our creative meeting ground turned out to be a meditative, quasi-hypnotic aesthetic in which variation is slowed to a nearly imperceptible rate. Within this sound world, the combination of registral extremes and a rich palette of digital tone colors created music that is deeply engaging on both an emotional and psychological level.
Thank you for listening!