Danielle Dahl (NO): saxophone
Bernd Klug: double bass
Danielle Dahl and Bernd Klug met in the Czech Republic the summer of 2010, and did their first duo concert in Vienna in September. Inspired by the music and philosophy of John Cage and Morton Feldman they explore silence, not as the absence of sound but as a valid aesthetic element. Klug and Dahl are working in an area rarely heard in the double bass/saxophone format: the saxophone never bursts into the typical explosion of loud, macho squeaks, and the bass works more in the foreground than background. Like zooming into a motif with a camera, so close that the object eventually loses its original attributes and becomes something else, they disrupt the listeners’ sense of time and challenges the norm of what beauty can sound like.