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.
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 351CD
Squidco Product Code: 21378
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at The Village, Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 21st, 2015 by Thomas Vang.
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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
sample the album:
"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