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by John Eyles
In common with many other labels, Another Timbre is in the habit of releasing its CDs in batches, usually four at a time. Occasionally these batches have an overarching theme linking them, such as its Silence and After" or Berlin" Series. The label's latest batch is one such, bearing the title Violin + 1," because the four releases feature experimental duos for violin with one other instrument." With four different violinists, each combined with a different instrument--piano, percussion, double bass, ...read more
by John Eyles
Endspace is the debut release for this duo. For some time, Angharad Davies and Tisha Mukarji have been two of the most distinctive young improvisers performing on the UK scene, but they have not been adequately represented on disc. This release starts to remedy the situation, and so is particularly welcome. The combination of Davies' violin and Mukarij's inside piano--both entirely acoustic, but each with a range of preparations--qualifies as chamber improv," but that term hardly does ...read more