sophie hassfurther oğuz büyükberber duo

Music on the border of notated source material and freely improvised Jazz. Tenor saxophonist Sophie Hassfurther and bass clarinetist Oğuz Büyükberber have collarborated in numerous projects for more than a decade. Two melodic instruments that rhythmically complement one another, move away from one another, only to find each other again in nimble unison lines.

“The playing of contemporary improvising bass clarinetist Oğuz Büyükberber intertwines with the agile saxophone playing of Viennese Sophie Hassfurther. An intense and different experience.”

Oliver Weindling, London Jazz News (UK)

Brucknerhaus Linz (c) Reinhard Winkler

“They play around each other, carrying each other, with musicality and deeply felt emotions as the highest good.”

Herman te Loo, Jazzflits (NL)

Inntöne Festival

“Impressive sound structures with several stories and a multitude of winding rooms”

Rainer Bratfisch, Jazz Podium (D)

Their interplay is strong, intimate and unerring

Henk Jansen, De Klarinet (NL)

“An authentic adventure”

Ernst Mittler, Freistil (AT)

Improvisations are the basis of the fourteen original pieces that characterize Mind Like Water. However, it is not the case that all of these compositions should be classed as “free improvisation. On the contrary. Each piece is based on an elaborate idea, and after repeated listening one cannot help but conclude that it has been substantially refined.

Rinus van der Heijden, Jazznu (NL)