sophie hassfurther oğuz büyükberber duo: mind like water


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Vienna based versatile saxophonist Sophie Hassfurther and Amsterdam based clarinetist, ECM recording artist Oğuz Büyükberber present their powerful duo. The instrumentation with two melody instruments defies conventions. Going back more than a decade, both improvisers explore the gateway between written musical material and improvised expansions, molding compositional cells into through-composed sound-sculptures. The duo’s frst CD Mind Like Water is available on Bandcamp and at your favorite CD store.

Die vielseitige Saxophonistin Sophie Hassfurther aus Wien und Oğuz Büyükberber, ECM recording artist ansässig in Amsterdam, präsentieren ihr kraftvolles Duo. Ihre Zusammenarbeit in verschiedenen Projekten europaweit reicht mehr als ein Jahrzehnt zurück. Die Besetzung mit zwei Melodieinstrumenten lässt Ungewöhnliches erahnen. Gemeinsam erforschen die beiden Künstler spielerisch die Übergänge zwischen musikalischem Ausgangsmaterial und Improvisation, und formen dabei durchkomponierte Klangskulpturen aus kompositorischen Zellen. Ihre erste Duo-CD Mind Like Water ist ab Mitte März via Bandcamp sowie im Handel erhältlich.

reviews

Wiener Zeitung wrote, a “dialogue of airy, often lyrical sound gestures unfolds, carried out on the frontiers between Jazz vocabulary and free tonal expression.”
Freistil called it an “authentic adventure”

hard facts

Label: sowiesound records
Distribution: Lotus records
Credits: Sophie Hassfurther: tenor sax, Oğuz Büyükberber: bass clarinet
Helfried Hassfurther: recording, Oliver Brunbauer: mix and mastering
Oğuz Büyükberber: cover photo and artwork, Michel Marang: photos
Recorded at Alte Schmiede Hallein, Cafe Kurkuma Hallein as well as Bethaniënklooster Amsterdam
Contact: sophie[at]sophiehassfurther.com

video

A video from our recording session

more

If you want to learn even more about this project, you can visit my blog. The first of three blogposts with music/video on the process of making our CD Mind Like Water. A follow up post with more details and one more on how this project came together.