Elisabeth Klinck & Nils Vermeulen – Pair, Paire

Blickwinkel announces Pair, Paire, the first collaborative album from Elisabeth Klinck and Nils Vermeulen which captures their performance at Sound in Motion last year. The album will be out on March 18th on limited edition cassette tape and digitally and presents the second release of Brussels based label blickwinkel.

While knowing each other for a longer period, on Pair, Paire we hear the duo coming together for the very first time. On a Friday somewhere in last years’ October, Klinck & Vermeulen entered the stage without any prior rehearsals or arrangements. Improvisation in its purest form, you could say. Using their primary instruments, respectively violin and double bass, they slowly weaved together their sonic language until it comes at a point where it is almost impossible to disentangle their individuality.

While listening back to the recordings, at some points it was difficult to distinguish who played which note. It felt that everything came together so organically that it almost appears as if the music was only played with one instrument and its player.” (Elisabeth Klinck & Nils Vermeulen)

In hindsight, the duo refers to the presence of a strong sense of trust which enabled them to freely explore how their sounds can interact. They will continue this exploration with a new improvisation set on May 1st at Ouest at Ghent.

Recorded by Koen Vandenhoudt at Oorstof / De Studio, Antwerp October 15th 2021
Live sound by Zeno De Bruyn
Mixed and Mastered by Christophe Albertijn, Brussels 2021
Live concert produced by Sound in Motion / Oorstof
Cover: detail from ‘La Moissonneuse à la faucille, Jean-Baptiste Corot, 1838’

Sleeve design by Jelle Martens


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