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Xavier Charles (clarinet), Frédéric Blondy (piano), Guylaine Cosseron (voice)
"Their minimalist music is like a secret, or a confession that the voice of Guylaine Cosseron whispers in your ear. Frédéric Blondy’s piano underscores the vocals with a style reminiscent of Morton Feldman, while Xavier Charles makes time stand still through airy, drawn-out sounds on the clarinet. The vocals and clarinet intertwine, combine and separate, punctuated by the piano’s rhythm or harmony, creating a pared down, small yet infinite space, lightly brushing up against the silence."
Audrey Chen (USA, voice/cello) & Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (Norway, trombone), with the three sources of trombone, voice and cello, maneuver a balance between fragility, intimacy, the ecstatic and measured control.