Agustí Fernández: piano
Yasmine Azaiez: violin
"Free Music demands invention. It is not enough to rely on one's repertoire or default techniques. Every performance is a confrontation with the undiscovered. Each player expects the challenge to change with every portion of sound or silence. The formulation of a musical duration demands complete attention by each player, who is obligated to interpret and determine the questions and answers with immediate action. Focus with one's artistry, and facility with ones instrument, must combine with an agreement that everything is mutable and therefore unknown until it is heard.
Agusti Fernandez, a master of improvisation on piano, and Yasmine Azaiez a virtuoso violinist still in her mid 20s, are two of the most daring musicians I know, virtuosos of the highest order, each comfortable in any musical situation. Both are vital, passionate artists who search for new material and areas of expression. As a friend and colleague to both of them, I am not surprised t....... more