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Elisabeth Harnik on piano and Udo Schindler on bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone and cornet in a free interchange of subtle nuance and strong dynamics recorded live at SALON fur Klang + Kungst in 2009.

Schindler / Harnik
Empty Pigeonhole

Schindler / Harnik: Empty Pigeonhole (Creative Sources)
Label: Creative Sources    
Released in: Portugal    

"Elisabeth Harnik plays piano and Udo Schindler plays bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, soprano saxophone and cornet, in a strange but always fascinating dialogue, starting with hesitating explorations of empty space, changing into confident and fully voiced piano which fades away for quiet moaning clarinet.

Sounds are fragile and shifting, played cautiously in different ways by the same instruments, in long stretched phrases, or in percussive plucking, and then contrasted by the original and full-blown sound of either piano or clarinet, offering a moment of recognition and home-coming, yet even then the deep emotions expressed keep their sense of agony and distress, and the first long piece ends at full volume, with the cornet and the piano interacting nervously and agitatedly.

The second track is more homogeneous, with the clarinet taking the first part as the lead instrument, with the piano being plucked sparingly and lightly to accentuate, yet the mood shifts in the second part, when the piano takes the lead, coercing the clarinet into a more intense dialogue, with higher density of the sounds, becoming more frenetic as it develops, with maddening phrases played by Harnik, with a slightly shifting and halting repetitive pattern that completely drowns the clarinet at first until it gets a second breath.

This album will not be for everybody's ears, but the quality and the variety of the improvisation is sufficient to make this fascinating music that you will want to listen to again.

A great listening experience."-Stef, FreeJazz Blog

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063402476

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs247
Squidco Product Code: 18791

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on October 26th, 2012 in Munich, Germany, by Udo Schindler.


Udo Schindler-bass, contrabass-clarinet, soprano saxophone, cornet

Elisabeth Harnik-pleyel-piano

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Track Listing:

1. Empty Pigeonhole Part I 28:16

2. Empty Pigeonhole Part II 24:43