This is the second in a series of digital releases featuring violinist Biliana Voutchkova. Biliana describes the series as follows.
I've started the year with a good deal of inspiration for this new project - DUOS2022. As can be gathered from its title, it’s an year long project, a continuation and development of my curated live concert series in Berlin which started as DUOS2020/2021.
When I was in my early twenties, I wrote: "Music for me is the freeway to our rarely remembered ways of communication." More than 20 years later, I still stand by this statement which has increased in clarity throughout the intervening years. In duos, we define the "rarely remembered ways of communication." In dialogue the exchange is so direct, clean and clear, so immensely profound! With DUOS2022 we'll investigate, in-depth, the way we relate to one another in the time of ongoing instability due to Covid 19 and the climate crisis. This work is precious as we long to share, remaining creative and connected through music. In the ever present moment, in the act of creation, there can be no incorrect response, no misunderstandings. Intuitively connected to one another we ourselves are transformed as is the space in which we stand.
This release seems to be the most natural continuation of my collaboration with Leila, after our first concert together in 2019 in New York. Leila was part of my DARA String Festival 2021, and we recorded this album after immersing ourselves into playing 5 concerts in 3 different cities, in duo and with fabulous string player colleagues. Everything about this album has come to the world with ease and conviction - the name came to me in a dream, the cover artwork found me in an instant when I first saw Ishan's image on Instagram. The soundscapes created together are bringing me to a new zone of exploration, into a world of lush and rich sonorous string timbres full of color and spectral overtones, where music and noise happily coexist as pure luminous sound.