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Markus Eichenberger (cl, clb)
Daniel Studer (b)

music:
walking harshly, 4:17
glancing loudly, 5:15



Improvisation assumes a fresh experience, an unfamiliarity with what is to come, a disruption of expectations. How much more intense and disorienting the experience becomes in the music of Markus Eichenberger and Daniel Studer. Each one has an impressive résumé of musical adventures, but as a duo their music expresses special qualities and asks challenging questions. Suspended offers no customary structures, no consistent prototypes; the titles are not instruc- tions, illustrations, or explanations. Manipulating an abstract dialect of sounds, many of them in the grey area between recognizable pitch and expressive noise, they initiate a system of relationships that allows – requires – the listener to participate in the spontaneous search for meaning.
Art Lange (Liner Notes)

concerts:

Different concerts since 1998, also with the Markus Eichenbergers Domino Orchestra.

press:

cds/ cd reviews:

see CD Suspended, hatOLOGY 748, 2018.

liner notes:
Improvisation assumes a fresh experience, an unfamiliarity with what is to come, a disruption of expectations. How much more intense and disorienting the experience becomes in the music of Markus Eichenberger and Daniel Studer. Each one has an impressive résumé of musical adventures, but as a duo their music expresses special qualities and asks challenging questions. Suspended offers no customary structures, no consistent prototypes; the titles are not instruc- tions, illustrations, or explanations. Manipulating an abstract dialect of sounds, many of them in the grey area between recognizable pitch and expressive noise, they initiate a system of relationships that allows – requires – the listener to participate in the spontaneous search for meaning.(excerpt)
Art Lange
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cd reviews:

…Eichenberger and Studer intend every gesture — from surgically firm to next-to-angry — as if they wished to show us that a musician's humanity must necessarily result from the correspondence of accuracy and intuitiveness. Inside the interaction — even when it's just whispered — there is always something that sings.
Massimo Ricci, The Squid's Ear, 2018
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…Overall, it's an endeavor linked with bursts of firepower and ever-so-subtle musings to instill a variety of unlikely contrasts and highly experimental discourses.
Glenn Astarita, AllAboutJazz 2018
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Les Suisses Markus Eichenberger (clarinette en si, clarinette basse) et Daniel Studer (contrebasse) forment depuis huit ans un duo dont l'exigence musicale est servie par une maîtrise instrumentale parfaite, doublée d'une écoute mutuelle à la qualité rare. Musique de chambre exigeante, les sept titres dont est composé Suspended (qui forment, de facto, une suite) voient, au souffle du clarinettiste, répondre le geste parfait de la main ou à l'archet, du bassiste. On avance ici dans un espace vaste, mais traversé sur la pointe des pieds et à la merci du moindre défaut d'attention de l'un ou l'autre. Capté en studio, Suspended porte bien son titre: la musique, dans son surgissement, semble y tenir miraculeusement en équilibre.
LeVif 2018

…Suspended est un modèle qui refuse de suivre un itinéraire balisé et détermine son esthétique et ses ambitions au fil des secondes. Vive l’improvisation libre !
Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, Orynx 2018
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Familiarity and its inverse foreign intrigue are concepts integral to Suspended, a timely aural document of the musical partnership between Swiss clarinetist Markus Eichenberger and his countryman/colleague bassist Daniel Studer.…"
Derek Taylor, Dusted Magazine 2018
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