With solid training as a classical musician, Sophie Agnel took a close interest in modern jazz before committing in the early Nineties to the shifting, deliciously uncertain ground of free improvisation. Sophie began reworking the prepared piano techniques imagined by John Cage in the field of contemporary music, and from that point she would busy herself “introducing the prosaicism of the contemporary world into the belly of western musical refinement itself”.

Marina Cyrino (Brazil) works inbetween improvisation, composition and interpretation, focusing her artistic practice on mixture and experimentation: the body-musician traversed by images, objects, scenic elements, utterance, darkness, movement. Marina presents a new solo performance created for her hybrid instrument: a combination of flute parts, rubber membranes, microphones and video projection.

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