Pannonian melancholy mixed with Armenian tradition, a deep utopia in Mediterranean joy, dwelling on Eastern European emigrants’ experience -journeys that are undertaken rather as a necessity then by free will, which have an uncertain duration and represent an ongoing search (maybe only latently) for what is left behind. The journey throughout ever different motives of music, undertaken by this energetic duo, represents a game which leads into the ambient of that what is inter-genre and above-possible, which moves outside of the stone gates of conventional, in the sphere of the trans-national and trans-traditional, without denying the difference between expressions and means of expressions. The collaboration of Kovač and Yengibarian is the point where jazz, contemporary chamber and classical music and the artistic derivatives of the music of the Balkans and Armenia meet. Improvisation is common to both these musicians: it is the language they share. Their freedom in playing music spontaneously is their way to overcome barriers set by music, geopolitics, tradition - their way to make these barriers soft, to provoke there passivity and to make them dance or play in the dynamics of variability, difference and in the form of freedom. The virtuoso dialog of the two musicians, the sincerity of the moment they create and which lasts, makes this music project different, nonconventional, innovative - makes it mirror still unexplored possibilities.
This spontaneous journey, which started as an unplanned meeting, visits the utopia of memories, memories of what was left behind, and brings them to life again, in the freshness of the present moment, with the richness that they acquired as time went by.
David Yengibarian - piano accordion
Boris Kovač - sax
|1.||On Eastern Path|
|2.||When it will happen…|
|8.||Hunvar 2006 |
|9.||My Eastern Hearth|
|11.||Tango Memories |