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Lavin 07:37
Miniature I 01:08
Solitude 04:50
Buzz 04:18
Miniature II 01:34
La Vouta 03:28
Gate Lane 04:45
Miniature IV 01:32
Muzette 03:11
Miniature V 01:59
Black Hole 06:05


Intakt CD 058

There are definite similarities in the musical background and progression of the two young artists Sylvie Courvoisie and Lucas Niggli. Both are born in 1968. Both attended the Conservatory as well as jazz school. Both finally left these institutions behind, choosing a more personalised apprenticeship with a teacher, who over the years was also to become a musical partner. Today Lucas Niggli performs in various bands with percussionist Pierre Favre, and Sylvie Courvoisier continues to work in close cooperation with Geneva pianist Jacques Demierre. These days, Courvoiser released a duo CD with the New York violin player Mark Feldman. Finally, though both are at ease with improvisation and composition, and claim to be influenced by jazz and contemporary music in equal measure, they refuse to define themselves strictly within either canon, resolutely opting for «a space apart». Since 1994 they performed together regularly.
In 1997and 1998 they played a serie of concerts of improvised music which featured saxophonist Urs Leimgruber and British guitarist Fred Frith.


released January 1, 1999

Lucas Niggli: Drums
Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano

All Compositions by Sylvie Courvoisier and Lucas Niggli (SUISA) except «Solitude» by Sylvie Courvoisier and «Buzz» by Lucas Niggli. Recorded March 1999 at Radio DRS Zürich. Engineer: Martin Pearson. Mastered at Platinum One by Lucas Niggli & Martin Pearson on May 1999. Produced by Lucas Niggli, Sylvie Courvoisier and Intakt Records. Published by Intakt Records. Executive Production: Patrik Landolt


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Lucas Niggli Uster, Switzerland

Born 1968, lives in Zürich.

As one of the most demanded European drummer and improviser, he plays in various working-bands in the field of Jazz, Rock, New Music, Noise, World and Improvisation.

He is playing on more than 60 CDs, most of them on INTAKT Records, teaches at the University of Arts in Zurich (ZHdK) and is promoter of a concertserie for contemporary music.
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