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Elisabeth Harnik, an Austrian based pianist and composer has created a multi-faceted body of work by blurring genre boundaries through various collaborations in the field of improvised music, interdisciplinary projects and contemporary compositional works. She studied classical piano and later – with Beat Furrer – composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. As an improviser she works within an electro-acoustic inspired sound-world, using specific preparations and extended techniques while pushing the limitations of the piano. Amongst others she has collaborated with Frank Gratkowski, Dave Rempis & Michael Zerang, Joelle Leandre and Ken Vandermark. Andrea Centazzo is an Italian-born American composer, percussionist, multimedia artist and record label founder. In the 1970s he played percussion in avant-garde jazz with John Zorn, Steve Lacy, and Don Cherry and became "a leading figure in the European avant-garde". Centazzo has recorded over 60 LP's and CD's, and has composed 350 musical works of diverse types, in addition to writing eight musicology books. He founded the Ictus label with his wife Carla Luigi in 1976. The music for Duophonic Landscape was recorded in a winery in Gorizia, Italy, in 2019. "The improvisations on this recording radiate with life and provide an expansive look into the deeper reaches of our minds. Each one completely engaged me, spurring my imagination in so many ways, taking me to new places that created landscapes with some vivid and unusual scenery. It was a fun listen by two master improvisers and the perfect antidote to another day in the confines of the Corona-Virus Blues. The power of improvisation. Its where it’s at my friends", says musician friend Steve Swell about the recordings on this album. Full tracklist: 1. Duophonic Landscape #1 2. Duophonic Landscape #2 3. Duophonic Landscape #3 4. Duophonic Landscape #4 5. Duophonic Landscape #5 6. Duophonic Landscape #6 7. Duophonic Landscape #7. Price: € 18,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Auf einem Weingut im italienischen Gorizia entstanden die sieben hier versammelten Duophonic Landscapes mit Harnik am Piano und Centazzo an Percussion und Sampler. Ein exemplarisches Werk der Improvisationsmusik mit phantasiebeflügelnder Strahlkraft!
(Broken Silence, November 2020)

The seven, distinct parts of Duophonic Landscape offer mysterious, imaginative and detailed improvisations. These improvisations enjoy the unique acoustics of the winery and explore ideas from exotic rituals and sonorities, expansive modern forms and engaging free improvisation, but never losing its focus and its refined sense of using the process of improvisation as means for spontaneous composition. Harnik often uses the piano as a percussive instrument that extends the sonic palette of the percussion instruments of Centazzo. Centazzo employs his sampler to introduce, suggestive, cinematic narratives, especially on the third part of Duophonic Landscape. In the fifth part, Harnik and Centazzo suggest a delicate and highly resonating, meditative texture that blossoms into a beautiful and gentle melody.
(Freejazz Blog, June 2021)

Duophonic Landscape is a sleekly atmospheric improv album, which nicely shifts between the moody and cinematic, to ritual tipped and darting, through to bounding-yet-angularly showy.
(Musique Machine, July 2021)