Susann Wehrli (fl and melodica)
Priska Walss (tromb and alphorn)
Gabriela Friedli (p)
Claudia Ulla Binder (p)
This unusual combination of instruments has resulted from the combination of two duos: Gabriela and Priska, Susann and me. We had a great experience when performing at the “Stadtsommer 2005” in Zürich, playing at the courtyard of the former cloister Fraumünster.
Two Steinway grand pianos in the open air on a warm summer night, in such a beautiful space, an unforgotten experience.
We recorded the CD Figuren at the Radio Studio in Zürich and it was published on creativesources.
That these women are technically well-trained becomes evident from the very first cut "Beauty's Biest", a cross of amusing improvisation and chamber music which meshes somber chordal work and quiescent coals of whimsical, if digestible anti-patterns…. Yet even during the most skeletal exchanges... the rewards come from a pair of factors: the absolute transparency of the timbres and the rather candid approach to unearthing instant solutions, both qualities manifested in every juncture by the musicians. This is a much appreciated attitude revealing seriousness — not necessarily a given in today's scene.
Maybe the secret lies exactly there: this stuff does not sound like "avant-garde".
Massimo Ricci (The Squidco's Ear)
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