For almost 20 years, Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman have been continuously redefining the dialogue between Western and American music, improvisation and composition, tradition and modernity.
The most diverse playing attitudes and atmospherics network in the alert reactions of the two players – dance, world-weariness, liberating noise, shrill jumping cascades, the confession of simple beauty.
Their latest live release was described by the Frankfurtr Allmeinen Zeitung (FAZ) as one of the "original productions in jazz history". A duo that stands or falls with a special togetherness and a duo that lives from the spectacular playing, the immense technique, the grandiose joy of playing and the art of improvisation.
The new CD Time Gone Out, recorded at the Oktaven Audio studio in New York, is a culmination of many years of collaboration. The album shows how her music has freed itself from any reference and plays in radical singularity: between power and restraint, energy and fragility, energie and softness. This precious art speaks in the present about the present, about our time and wanders into a distant, unpredictable future.
released May 17, 2019
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano
Mark Feldman: Violin
Compositions by Sylvie Courvoisier (SUISA, ASCAP) and Mark Feldman (SUISA, ASCAP). Recorded on September 29, 2018, by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio, Mt Vernon, NY. Mixed on December 27, 2018, by James Farber at Sear Sound Studio, New York City. Asst. engineer: Owen Mulholland. Mastered by Scott Hull. Cover art: Véronique Hoegger. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Photo: Caroline Mardok. Liner notes: Stéphane Ollivier. Produced by Mark Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier and Intakt Records.
You had me at Mary and Jacob Garchik, who’s another favorite. For a minute, I thought Mary was gonna play it (relatively)straight with her compositions. I should’ve known better. Mary remains a creative driving force for jazz’s next generation. CirdecSongs (Cedric Hendrix)
Verisimilitude was at the top of my "Top Ten Records of 2017".
Can't wait for the vinyl version to arrive. Hebeloma Crustuliniforme
There's something unsettling about the harmony (the sort of harmony Robert Fripp really likes), combined with the bizarre swoops of in the signal-mangling of the guitar while the clean signal is still very much present too make this really brilliant but so wut. It's great. badgerworld