Sylvie Courvoisier & Jacques Demierre: Deux Pianos
The pianists pursue demure dreamscapes amid counterbalancing melodies along with the occasional - prepared piano - style implementations. With the piece titled, “Axe”, the duo produces ominous sounding motifs, atop subtle declarations and quaint lyricism. Throughout, the musicians exercise restraint as they establish a communiqué and mode of attack that is based upon concisely stated or fragmented sequences. Essentially, neither of these fine musicians cross paths or in simpler terms, step all over each other.
Deux Pianos represents a dynamic learning process, where the musicians exchange fleeting notions on the fly. However, the beauty lies within the artist’s clever reformulation of applied or suggestive concepts that they expand into substantial frameworks for additional explorations.
Track Listing: Arrache, Pendulaire, Haut-le-coeur, Attorno, Tremolio, Incruste, Axe, Etendu, Termination, Instant, Quasi, Ecorce, Intime, Contre, Woo, Alto, Sonne, Strette, Treize, Stock
Personnel: Sylvie Courvoisier; piano: Jacques Demierre; piano
Record Label: Intakt Records
Style: Modern Jazz