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Two string masters--Mat Maneri on viola and Daniel Levin on cello--recording at The Village in Copenhagen, Denmark in an album titled for psychologist and philosopher Carl Jung, reflecting the balance between intuitive spontaneity and pre-established conditions.

Levin, Daniel / Mat Maneri
Transcendent Function

Levin, Daniel / Mat Maneri: Transcendent Function (Clean Feed)

Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"By adopting psychologist and philosopher Carl Jung's phrase for the title of their first duo recording, Daniel Levin and Mat Maneri hav acknowledged the necessity of a balance between intuitive spontaneity (the unconscious) and pre-established conditions (the conscious) i their improvisatory format. Both of them have proven to be probing, provocative improvisers in a wide range of settings in the past, but this collaboration offers special qualities unique to the circumstances at hand.

The exposed nature of the strings colors the music - congested notes bristle or blur, bow pressure growls or sighs, and microtones ad bittersweet tonalities. Often their improvisations expand and contract; interwoven melodic contours blend together until one disentangles fro the other with small explosions of pizzicato or aggressive double-stops. Episodes of close-knit counterpoint allow the viola and cello to bounc off one another, jostle, and re-align contrasting details with lightning-quick responses. Two explicit points of view become a third, creative entity."-Art Lange, liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063003512

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 351CD
Squidco Product Code: 21378

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at The Village, Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 21st, 2015 by Thomas Vang.


Mat Maneri-viola

Daniel Levin-cello

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Track Listing:

1. Contemporary Improvisation 15:06

2. Soul 6:59

3. Flight 4:03

4. Coelacanth 8:34

5. Rhizome 7:28

6. Sad Song 6:05

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