Michael Mantler | For Two | Bjarne Roupé / Per Salo



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Michael Mantler | For Two | Bjarne Roupé / Per Salo
ECM 2139June 2011

Bjarne Roupé: guitars
Per Salo: piano

The concise and relatively short pieces featured on this new recording continue Michael Mantler’s basic concept of creating music that is in part completely notated, but also involves improvisation. It is here reduced to a minimum, possibly his simplest and most economic interpretation of that idea so far, with only two instruments: the piano representing his basically orchestral compositional concept with a soloist from contemporary new music (a “classical” non-improvising pianist), combined with a second player coming from jazz, the guitarist (improvising and freely interpreting).