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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Maya Homburger & Barry Guy - Star (Ergodos, 2011)

By Stef 

Classical violinist Maya Homburger and her husband jazz bassist Barry Guy are always a treat, whether performing their own music, pieces from the classical repertoire, or like on this EP, music composed specifically for them.

The album contains three meditative compositions by  Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Garrett Sholdice and Simon O’Connor. Both musicians play arco throughout, with an uncanny precision and resonance.

Fans familiar with the the couple's other albums will be surprised : usually they like contrasts, between the classical and the avant-garde, between harmony and dissonance, between calm and intensity.

Nothing of the sort on this EP, which gives you the exact atmosphere as the art work on the cover : the rising of the sun, the world is calm, still quiet, live begins ... without any dissonance, without any disturbance, but equally without form yet, fragile and light. Nothing more than a promise, but a beautiful one, full of purity and hope. Life begins.

Listen and download from Bandcamp.

© stef